Synopsis by Alice Day
From time to time, an Alzheimer's disease patient might seem overly aggressive, and family members or other caregivers may not know how to react. In this program, part of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Skills series, health care officials provide guidance on dealing with an agitated patient. The patient may be experiencing frustration at the loss of abilities, and is not directing the behavior at the caregiver. There are methods of approach that are positive and reinforcing, and authorities on aging issues discuss the importance of determining the situation that triggered the agitation.
Alzheimer's-Disease, dementia, patient [medical]