A common challenge for caregivers of loved ones with dementia is aggressive behavior. There are many reasons that someone may become combative or obstinate; however, it may not be easy to determine why. Most always, “Behavior is Communication.” This means that your agitated loved one is trying to communicate something but can’t come up with the right words. These situations are frustrating and exhausting for both the caregiver and the person with dementia.
While some instances of aggressive behaviors may necessitate admission to a behavioral health facility, others may just require diversion or validation techniques to calm the situation. Dailycaring.com has published a great article (see link below) with tips on how to deal with aggressive dementia behavior. 14 Ways of Dealing With Aggressive Behavior in Dementia
If you are experiencing this challenge, Covenant Caregivers would be happy to help you out. Give us a call to see how our professional caregivers can give you a much needed break with the peace of mind knowing your loved one is being cared for.
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