10 Ways to Respond to Anger or Aggression

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. Aggressive behaviors may be verbal or physical. They can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation. While aggression can… Read More

Communication That May Cause Anger and Aggression

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… Read More

Anger and Aggression Due to Environmental Factors

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… Read More

Signs of Aggression due to Physical Discomfort

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… Read More

Overview: Aggression and Anger

There’s nothing more difficult or unsettling than seeing your loved one become angry or aggressive when you’re trying to help. Aggression is a verbal or physical lashing out toward another person. People with dementia may become angry for a variety of reasons. A person with this disease who becomes angry… Read More

5 Tips to Cope with Anger

Try taking the blame, walking away for a few minutes and then come back and redirect the conversation somewhere else. Change the subject and ask your loved one to help you with something like folding the laundry. Love and respect them like you always have—let them hold onto as much… Read More

Ways to Manage Agitation or Aggression

Speak softly, move slowly, redirect the conversation if possible. Try singing songs, reading to them or looking at old photos to distract them from what their agitated about. Suggest a car ride to go get a treat. If the weather permits, take a nice stroll around the neighborhood or near… Read More

Quick Suggestions on Handling Sundown Syndrome

Keeping your loved one active during the day may help reduce sundown syndrome episodes. Close the curtains and turn as many lights on as possible before dusk. It may also alleviate stress on the caregiver to serve dinner before dusk. Keep the environment calm and relaxing, as the goal is… Read More

Tips to Control Angry and Aggressive Behavior

Tell your loved one they’re right, even if they’re not. Don’t be upset; stay calm. Turn on some soothing music or a song you know they love. Listen to their reasons for the anger and ensure them that you understand where they’re coming from. Try to redirect them and let… Read More