Here are some dementia caregiver tips on managing aggressive behaviour related to elderly dementia.
Some persons with dementia may display or experience some levels of agitation and aggression towards their family members or caregivers at some point. They can be defined as below:
is a set of behaviours that involve a person with dementia experiencing verbal or motor anxiety.
is a further level of agitation in which the behaviours can be expressed through verbal abuse, threats, damaging property, physical violence towards another person or over-reacting to minor setback or criticism.
Dealing with aggressive behaviour is not easy. It is always useful to identify what triggers the aggression and find effective ways to manage it.
It is important to know that it can be a form of communication depending on how a person with dementia behaves. If we can establish what he/she is trying to communicate, it may prevent them from feeling frustrated and acting aggressively.
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