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How to Deal with Difficult Elderly Behavior – Generally

10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. . . . → Read More: 10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

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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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Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People

A licensed professional counselor and trainer shares three helpful ideas in dealing with difficult people. These ideas may not work in some situations, such as with Alzheimer’s patients. But for those among us, who are near the end of . . . → Read More: Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People

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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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Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents

Don’t dare call your mom because you know it will be an hour before you can get off the phone? Is your parent always critical of your help, or just a non-ending complainer? Do you feel you’re not up . . . → Read More: Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents

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Caregiving and Dementia: New Ideas

There is no effective medical cure for Alzheimer’s.   Most dementia caregiving is performed by families and nursing homes.  11 Million people care for Alzheimer’s-afflicted relatives at home. Dealing with the difficult behaviors that characterize Alzheimer’s and other dementias . . . → Read More: Caregiving and Dementia: New Ideas

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Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent

Many of you have recommended this book, Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide for Stressed-Out Children, by Grace Lebow, Barbara Kane, and Irwin Lebow. This is the classic guide to dealing with difficult elderly behavior beyond the . . . → Read More: Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent

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Blame the disease, not the person, when caregiving gets frustrating

By Angela Lunde, Mayo Clinic health education outreach coordinator Another perspective that can be helpful: i.e. separate the disease from the person and the person from the behaviors. Doing this helps you see that it’s the disease, not the . . . → Read More: Blame the disease, not the person, when caregiving gets frustrating

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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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12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One; Behavior Modification

By Jacqueline Marcell (author of ElderRage). Tips and advice on how to deal with an elderly loved one who: wants all your time and attention, makes constant unreasonable demands, is inflexible, critical and negative, complains about real or imagined . . . → Read More: 12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One; Behavior Modification

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Dealing with Difficult Elderly Behavior

from the book, ElderRage, by Jacqueline Marcell. These include answers to: How Do I Handle My Elderly Loved One Who: Is experiencing increasing levels of memory loss? Wants all my time and attention? Is a danger on the road . . . → Read More: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Dealing with Difficult Elderly Behavior

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How to Cope Living with Difficult Elderly Relatives

by Angela Coleman, ehow.com. Five steps you can take to help ease the strain when an elderly relative who is combative comes to live with your family. »View Info

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What to Overlook, and Not, With an Aging, Anxious Mom

By Marguerite Kelly, Special to The Washington Post, Friday, August 8, 2008. Article in Q&A format, answering a question about a Mom with agoraphobia, who has multiple phobias, refuses to go out of her house, and refuses help or . . . → Read More: What to Overlook, and Not, With an Aging, Anxious Mom

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One Woman’s Legacy

a moving Poem written by an elderly nursing home resident, delivering a message to all caregivers to deal with an elderly person with the empathy and attention that enable you to really see and respect the person as the . . . → Read More: One Woman’s Legacy

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Vocally Disruptive Behavior in the Elderly: A Helpful Strategy

TheRubins.com. Summary of studies and articles finding overuse of psychiatric drugs to quiet verbally disruptive behavior by nursing home patients, which suggests study and implementation of a behavioral approach to managing and decreasing this behavior. Calls for a two . . . → Read More: Vocally Disruptive Behavior in the Elderly: A Helpful Strategy

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Functional Analysis And Treatment Of Problem Behavior Of Elderly Adults In Long-Term Care

by Dwyer-Moore KJ, Dixon MR, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, J Appl Behav Anal. 2007 Winter;40(4):679-83. 18189099 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE], PMCID: PMC2078575, Study conducted functional analysis for problem behavior in older adults in a long-term care . . . → Read More: Functional Analysis And Treatment Of Problem Behavior Of Elderly Adults In Long-Term Care

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Non-pharmacological interventions for aggressive behavior in older adults living in long-term care facilities

by Philippe Landreville, Annick Bédard, René Verreault, Johanne Desrosiers, Nathalie Champoux, Johanne Monette, and Philippe Voyer, Canada. Review of 41 scientific studies conducted measuring the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in managing aggressive behavior of elderly residents in long-term care . . . → Read More: Non-pharmacological interventions for aggressive behavior in older adults living in long-term care facilities

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The difficult elderly patient: curable hostile depression or personality disorder?

by J.C. Monfort, Int Psychogeriatr. 1995;7 Suppl:95-111. Review. PMID: 8580396 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. This study suggests that hostile behavior in elderly patients is often caused by a reversible mood disorder rather than by a personality disorder or . . . → Read More: The difficult elderly patient: curable hostile depression or personality disorder?

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Current Perspectives in the Literature on Challenging Behaviour in Long-Term Care

from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library, University of Manitoba. Bibliography of selected scholarly articles from the current scientific and medical journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practice models, and innovative approaches for dealing with challenging behavior in long-term . . . → Read More: Current Perspectives in the Literature on Challenging Behaviour in Long-Term Care

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