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 What is a "Problematic Behavior"?
  As your loved one’s illness progresses, you might begin to notice changes in their behavior. These changes can often be major source of stress in our caregiving situation. You're not alone! Take a look at some of the most common behavioral issues demen
 Tips on Dealing with Bathing
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Bathing While some people with dementia enjoy bathing, for others it is a frightening, confusing experience. Advance planning can help make bath time better for both of you. *
 Understanding the Triggers Behind Difficult Behaviors
 Triggers Behaviors can have many purposes, and these may change over time and from person to person. For people with memory problems, there are some clues or "triggers" that can explain their difficult behaviors: * P
 Tips on Dealing with Dressing
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Dressing
 4 Things to Check When Your Loved One is Exhibiting Difficult Behaviors
  There is a reason for everything...well, most of the time. Under the surface there are many factors that affect the situation. Besides the basic needs of your loved one specific triggers, your own response, your feelings, and your thoughts can influence
 Tips on Dealing with Eating
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Eating Eating can be a challenge. Some people with dementia
 General Tips on Caring for Someone with Dementia
 General Tips of Caring for Someone with Dementia Here are some general tips that may be beneficial to you and your loved one, and may even help to prevent difficult behaviors from happening. * Check glasses and heari
 Tips on Dealing with Incontinence (Bladder control problem)
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behavior Incontinence As the dementia progresses, many people begin to experience incontinence, or the inability to control their bladder and/or bowels. Incontinence can be upsetting to the pe
 General Strategies for YOU - The Caregiver - In Managing All This!
 General Strategies for YOU – the Caregiver These are some ways to help YOURSELF in your caregiving role: * Having knowledge about dementia and accurate information about your loved one's level of functioning is key to
 How to Feel Better After What Just Happened...
  Below is a list of techniques to challenge your unhelpful thought patterns so that you can feel better after experiencing your loved one's unpleasant behavior. Some require you to perform actual behaviors in challenging your thoughts and others ask you
 Tips on Dealing with Suspicion/Accusations
 Tips for Difficult Behaviors Suspicion/Accusations Memory loss and confusion may cause the person with dementia to perceive things in new, unusual ways. Individuals may become suspicious of those around them. They may ac
 Tips on Dealing with Repeating Questions
 Tips on Dealing with Difficult Behaviors Repeating Questions A person with dementia may do or say something over and over again – like repeating a word, question or activity. In most cases, he or she is probably seeking sec
 Tips on Dealing with Sleep Problems
 Tips on Dealing with Difficult Behaviors Sleep Problems For the exhausted caregiver,
 Tips on Dealing with Getting Ready for the Doctor
 Tips on Dealing with Difficult Behaviors Difficulty Getting Ready For The Doctor It is important for a person with dementia to receive regular medical care. Advance planning can help the trip to the doctor’s office go more
 Tips on Dealing with Eating Out
 Tips on Dealing with Difficult Behaviors Eating Out Eating out can be a welcome change. But it can also present some challenges. Planning can help. * When choosing a restaurant, think about:
 Tips on Dealing With Wandering
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Wandering Keeping the person safe is one of the most important aspects of caregiving. Some people with dementia have a tendency to wander. It can be challenging to keep the person safe
 Tips on Dealing with Aggression
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Aggression Aggressive behaviors may be
 Tips on Dealing with Confusion/Not Recognizing Family and Friends
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Confusion/Not Recognizing Family And Friends The person with dementia may not recognize familiar people, places or things. He or she may forget relationships, call family members by ot
 Tips on Dealing with Anxiety and Agitation
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Anxiety & Agitation A person with dementia may feel anxious or agitated at times. He or she may be restless and move or pace around. The person may become upset in certain places or
 Tips on Dealing with Hallucinations
 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Behaviors Hallucination Hallucinations are sensory experiences that seem
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