Managing the aggressive behavior of a person with Alzheimer’s
People with Alzheimer’s disease sometimes behave aggressively, and loved ones are the first to be affected. How to calm a senior when he is in this state? How to deal with this behavior? Luc Armand, Alzheimer’s consultant specialist, gives us in this 5th episode valuable tips for managing the aggressive behavior of a person with Alzheimer’s.
Why do older people with Alzheimer’s sometimes behave aggressively?
Aggression in the elderly often manifests itself to express dissatisfaction which can sometimes lead to excessive violence, verbal or physical. The disagreeable behavior is by no means a symptom of the disease and the patient is unaware of his attitude. He does not do it on purpose and does not seek conflict intentionally.
Remember that seniors with Alzheimer’s disease can have emotional disturbances. In the vast majority of cases, these can manifest as hostility, either through verbal or physical outbursts.
The older one realizes that he is becoming more and more dependent. He has more difficulty communicating. There is also the apprehension of change. The fear of death. All this unfortunately sometimes leads to aggressive behavior of the senior with Alzheimer’s.
Our tips for managing the aggressive behavior of someone with Alzheimer’s.
Aggressive behaviors can make communication extremely difficult for a caregiver, but there are strategies for dealing with these situations. In this fifth and final episode on Alzheimer’s disease, we will see with Luc Armand the impacts of the disease on the behavior of the elderly person with the disease. We will also discuss interventions in the face of disturbing behaviors, those to be avoided and those to be favored.
All our episodes
- Episode 1: Better Understanding Alzheimer’s
- Episode 2: The risk of exhaustion of the caregiver
- Episode 3: Helping the caregiver
- Episode 4: Communicating with a person with Alzheimer’s Disease