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Monday, October 29, 2012

Tips for Caregivers: Article Alzheimers Behavior: Dealing with Challenges

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and in acknowledgement of this disease, Comfort Keepers® would like to both recognize and thank all of its caregivers – including your family members and our Comfort Keepers®-- for all they do for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is perhaps one of the most unpleasant for all concerned. There is no cure but rather, a steady progression of debilitating symptoms which include erratic and difficult behavior that can be hard to manage for even the most seasoned professional.
In order to learn how to deal with difficult behavior that presents in seniors suffering Alzheimer’s disease you must first know and understand the disease. Additionally, learning the different types of behaviors indicative to Alzheimer’s is crucial so caregiving can be administered safely and comfortably for all concerned.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association® the following are symptoms or behaviors that sufferers can exhibit:
  • Aggression and anger that can appear suddenly with little or no obvious cause.
  • Anxiety or agitation in facing or comprehending either new or confusing situations.
  • Memory loss and confusion present in the early stages of the disease that worsen with time. Late-stage sufferers may be unable to remember family, friends, or even familiar places. They forget words, become lost within a conversation due to lack of comprehension, and may forget how to use common items such as a brush or eating utensils. To continue reading this, click HERE.

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