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How to Deal with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Behaviors

Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer’s caregivers on Coping with Agitation and Aggression. As the tipsheet points out, agitation and aggressive behavior are common . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

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Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

New statistics released on Tuesday, March 19, from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer’s Association have found that both the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s Disease and the actual number of Alzheimer’s . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

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September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day

The Alzheimer’s Association has declared September “World Alzheimer’s Month,” a time to place focus on Alzheimer’s and the need for public education, awareness and action to combat the “Alzheimer’s Epidemic” that threatens the world as populations age. As part . . . → Read More: September is World Alzheimer’s Month; September 21 is Alzheimer’s Action Day

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American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a series of Classes for Family caregivers, which include eight one-hour modules of instruction on topics intended “to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one.” . . . → Read More: American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

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Govt Finds Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs Given 95% "Off Label" in Nursing Homes

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released an investigation report on May 4, 2011, finding that among elderly Medicare patients in nursing homes, dangerous antipsychotic drugs are being given predominantly . . . → Read More: Govt Finds Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs Given 95% “Off Label” in Nursing Homes

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5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer's Behavior

“Alzheimer’s patients are often vulnerable and fragile, but in rare cases, they can become the aggressor. About 5% to 10% of Alzheimer’s patients exhibit violent behavior. It’s unclear why the outbursts occur in certain patients,” according to a recent . . . → Read More: 5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer’s Behavior

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Advice to caregivers: Reassure and don't argue

What if the Alzheimer’s patient says untrue and harmful things? What about correcting inconsequential things? Can a caregiver win an argument with an Alzheimer’s patient? Are there helpful ways to calm an Alzheimer’s patient? Read More in this Article . . . → Read More: Advice to caregivers: Reassure and don’t argue

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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease

We recommend highly this classic book on caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s: The 36-hour Day, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins, completely revised and updated 2008 publication. This is the place to start if your loved one . . . → Read More: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease

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FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR

© By The Editor, HelpingYouCare.com™ View/ Print this article as a PDF Document Is your parent or elder acting in ways that do not seem like the person you have known – or perhaps in ways that exaggerate difficult . . . → Read More: FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR

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How to Respond When Dementia Causes Unpredictable Behaviors

This is a useful 16 page pamphlet, provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. It discusses seven different behaviors typical of elders with dementia, and provides the caregiver a three step process to help understand the behavior, what may be triggering . . . → Read More: How to Respond When Dementia Causes Unpredictable Behaviors

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Tips for Diffusing Anger in Those with Dementia

From The Mayo Clinic. Useful tips for caregivers on how to diffuse anger frequently experienced in those with Alzheimer’s and other . . . → Read More: Tips for Diffusing Anger in Those with Dementia

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

by Family Caregiver Alliance. Very helpful tips on how to communicate with a person with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, as well as how to deal effectively with several of the more common challenging behaviors typical of those . . . → Read More: Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

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Supporting Personhood within Dementia Care: The Theraputic Potential of Personal Photographs

by Elizabeth Kelson, Study for M.A. Thesis, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Fall, 2006. Makes the case for using photographs and photo collages as a biographical tool to assist nursing home staff in familiarizing themselves with residents’ life . . . → Read More: Supporting Personhood within Dementia Care: The Theraputic Potential of Personal Photographs

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Managing Difficult Behaviors in Patients with Dementia

by Richard Hwang, Virtual Mentor. June 2008, Volume 10, Number 6: 379-382. This article advocates the use of non-pharmacological treatments for patients with dementia, but it also recognizes the need for pharmacological interventions in certain situations. It mentions a . . . → Read More: Managing Difficult Behaviors in Patients with Dementia

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Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Involving your elderly loved in appropriate activities to occupy his or her mind is often the best way of distracting him or her from the difficult elderly behaviors that are associated with Alzheimer’s. Family and professional caregivers are often . . . → Read More: Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Coping With Behaviors Exhibited By Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Good overall summary of techniques to deal with difficult dementia behaviors, including communication problems, pacing and wandering, incontinence, “Sundowning,” sleeping disorders, agitation, repetitive speech/ actions, rummaging, paranoia and suspicion, traveling, resistance to bathing, . . . → Read More: Coping With Behaviors Exhibited By Alzheimer’s Sufferers

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Geriatrics Training Module of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

for training of caregiving staff in caring for elderly dementia patients. Particular attention given to interaction with individuals who have dementia. Includes good explanations of factors causing disruptive dementia behaviors, and techniques for handling such behaviors. »Geriatrics Training . . . → Read More: Geriatrics Training Module of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Behavioral Management in Persons with Dementia

by Elderly Health Service, Department of Health, Government of Hong Kong. Includes a helpful chart showing the common types of challenging behaviors exhibited by dementia patients (including wandering and/or pacing, incontinence, Repetitive behavior — words and actions, and suspicion) . . . → Read More: Behavioral Management in Persons with Dementia

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A Case Study of Resistiveness to Care and Elderspeak

by Cunningham J, Williams KN, Elizabeth Layton Center, Ottawa, KS, USA, Res Theory Nurs Pract. 2007;21(1):45-56; PMID: 17378464 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] . This case study evaluated behavioral responses of nursing home residents with dementia to nursing staff . . . → Read More: A Case Study of Resistiveness to Care and Elderspeak

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Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Inappropriate Behaviors in Dementia: A Review, Summary, and Critique

by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Ph.D., Focus 2:288-308 (2004), © 2004 American Psychiatric Association. Recognizes that “Inappropriate behaviors are very common in dementia and impose an enormous toll both emotionally and financially.” Discusses three theoretical models to understand the causes of . . . → Read More: Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Inappropriate Behaviors in Dementia: A Review, Summary, and Critique

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Time For Change: The Role Of Nonpharmacological Interventions In Treating Behavior Problems In Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

by Cohen-Mansfield J, Mintzer JE, Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA., Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2005 Jan-Mar;19(1):37-40. This paper discussed behavior problems in dementia, and concludes . . . → Read More: Time For Change: The Role Of Nonpharmacological Interventions In Treating Behavior Problems In Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

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Physical Activity And Behaviour In Dementia; A Review Of The Literature And Implications For Psychosocial Intervention In Primary Care

By Laura H.P. Eggermont, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands, and Erik J.A. Scherder, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, Dementia, Vol. 5, No. 3, 411-428 (2006), DOI: 10.1177/1471301206067115. A review of 27 scientific studies conducted between 1974 and 2006, concluding that physical . . . → Read More: Physical Activity And Behaviour In Dementia; A Review Of The Literature And Implications For Psychosocial Intervention In Primary Care

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Managing agitation and difficult behavior in dementia

by Kevin F. Gray, MD, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Scientific study recognizing that “problematic behavioral symptoms such as agitation, apathy, depression, anxiety, delusions, irritability, and disinhibition are highly prevalent during the course . . . → Read More: Managing agitation and difficult behavior in dementia

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The Burden of Dementia

by Valerie T. Cotter, MSN, CRNP, FAANP, The American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 13, No. 8. Good scientific discussion of characteristics and consequences of dementia, and how to handle difficult dementia behavior by non-pharmacologic interventions for behavioral disturbances. . . . → Read More: The Burden of Dementia

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Nonpharmacological Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors

by Peggy A. Szwabo, Ph.D., Szwabo & Associates Saint Louis, MO. PowerPoint presentation, including lists of typical dementia behaviors, and suggested verbal interventions, motor interventions, interventions for sexually inappropriate behavior, sleep disruption interventions, causes and interventions for confusion, problem . . . → Read More: Nonpharmacological Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors

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