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Anger and Aggression Due to Environmental Factors

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Posted July 15, 2014

 

The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. Aggression can be caused by many factors including physical discomfort, environmental factors and poor communication. If the person with Alzheimer's is aggressive, consider what might be contributing to the change in behavior.
  • Is the person overstimulated by loud noises, an overactive environment or physical clutter? Large crowds or being surrounded by unfamiliar people—even within one’s own home—can be over-stimulating for a person with dementia.
  • Does the person feel lost?
  • Most people function better during a certain time of day; typically mornings are best. Consider the time of day when making appointments or scheduling activities. Choose a time when you know the person is most alert and best able to process new information or surroundings.
Link: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-aggression-anger.asp

Source: Alzheimer's Association

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