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How to Deal with Difficult Elderly Behavior

As an introduction to this very significant topic of great concern to most caregivers, read “Four Steps to Deal with Difficult Elderly Behavior”, written by the Editor of HelpingYouCare.com™. And, see articles, posts, and updates below on:

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR – GENERALLY:


CLASSIC SOURCES & STUDIES/ RESEARCH REPORTS ON DEALING WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR – GENERALLY:

Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
March 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
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 ar...

Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent
December 13, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 Alzheimer...

Blame the disease, not the person, when caregiving gets frustrating
November 25, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 pe...

Vocally Disruptive Behavior in the Elderly: A Helpful Strategy
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 behavio...

Functional Analysis And Treatment Of Problem Behavior Of Elderly Adults In Long-Term Care
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 beha...

Non-pharmacological interventions for aggressive behavior in older adults living in long-term care facilities
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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...

The difficult elderly patient: curable hostile depression or personality disorder?
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 ...

Current Perspectives in the Literature on Challenging Behaviour in Long-Term Care
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 fo...

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MORE SOURCES (CONTINUALLY UPDATED) ON DEALING WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR – GENERALLY:

10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
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. "Any one of the following be...

Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People
November 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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 our patience,...

American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes
September 19, 2011 Posted by Editor
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." The cl...

Caregiving and Dementia: New Ideas
January 1, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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 characteriz...

FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR
November 24, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 behavioral tendencies he or...

12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One; Behavior Modification
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 rea...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Dealing with Difficult Elderly Behavior
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 but refuses to give u...

How to Cope Living with Difficult Elderly Relatives
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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

What to Overlook, and Not, With an Aging, Anxious Mom
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 even to permit...

One Woman’s Legacy
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 unique person that he or she...

See Archives of Additional Posts on Dealing with Difficult Elderly Behavior – Generally.

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DEALING WITH DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S BEHAVIORS:


CLASSIC SOURCES & STUDIES/ RESEARCH REPORTS ON DEALING WITH DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S BEHAVIORS:

Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
March 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
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 ar...

Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade
March 21, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
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 death...

Govt Finds Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs Given 95% “Off Label” in Nursing Homes
May 10, 2011 Posted by Editor
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 predom...

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease
December 14, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 has been diagnose...

How to Respond When Dementia Causes Unpredictable Behaviors
November 15, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 triggeri...

Tips for Diffusing Anger in Those with Dementia
November 14, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 Dementias.

A Case Study of Resistiveness to Care and Elderspeak
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 dementi...

Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Inappropriate Behaviors in Dementia: A Review, Summary, and Critique
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 ...

Time For Change: The Role Of Nonpharmacological Interventions In Treating Behavior Problems In Nursing Home Residents With Dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 discuss...

Physical Activity And Behaviour In Dementia; A Review Of The Literature And Implications For Psychosocial Intervention In Primary Care
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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...

Managing agitation and difficult behavior in dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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, irritab...

The Burden of Dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 interventi...

Nonpharmacological Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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, ...

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MORE SOURCES (CONTINUALLY UPDATED) ON DEALING WITH DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S BEHAVIORS:

September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day
September 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
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....

American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes
September 19, 2011 Posted by Editor
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." The cl...

5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer's Behavior
April 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
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...

FOUR STEPS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT ELDERLY BEHAVIOR
November 24, 2010 Posted by Editor
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 behavioral tendencies he or...

Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 with Alzhe...

Supporting Personhood within Dementia Care: The Theraputic Potential of Personal Photographs
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 wit...

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Patients with Dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 si...

Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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...

Coping With Behaviors Exhibited By Alzheimer’s Sufferers
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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, repetitiv...

Geriatrics Training Module of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 fo...

Behavioral Management in Persons with Dementia
November 13, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 behavio...

See Archives of Archives of Additional Posts on Dealing with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Behaviors.

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