Overview of Management
Common Challenging Behaviors Seen In Persons With AD
-Anxiety [or being anxious] that leads to aggression
-Combativeness, anger and irritation
-Acting out behaviors
-Exit-seeking behaviors and or wandering
-Yelling, screaming, moaning
-Personal care difficulties [bathing, toileting, oral care]
-Incontinence [bowel and bladder]
-Sexual inappropriate behavior
-Psychotic symptoms of delusions, hallucinations [auditory and or visual]
-Suspiciousness and paranoia
Rules of Thumb
1. Keep it in FRONT of your mind, not in the back of your mind, that the person does not remember.
2 Be creative.
3. Be flexible......... -what works once might not work again. -what works for one person may not work for another.
4. Accept the fact that many persons will never recover despite everything you do!
5. Persons involved in direct caregiving [family members or health professionals] need emotional support to cope with the demands of caregiving.
Jennifer Lewis Ph.D (C) copyright 1994
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