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Possible Causes of Agitation for Someone with Alzheimer's

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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. Anxiety and agitation may be caused by a number of different medical conditions, medication interactions or by any circumstances that worsen the person's ability to think. Ultimately, the person with dementia is biologically experiencing a profound loss of their ability to negotiate new information and stimulus. Situations that may result in agitation include:
  • Moving to a new residence or nursing home.
  • Changes in environment, such as travel, hospitalization or the presence of house guests.
  • Changes in caregiver arrangements.
  • Misperceived threats.
  • Fear and fatigue resulting from trying to make sense out of a confusing world.
Link: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-agitation-anxiety.asp#causes

Source: Alzheimer's Association

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