Managing Alzheimer’s Behavior
Triggers for Alzheimer’s Behavior
Alzheimer’s is a disease that not only attacks one’s memory, but can also alter a person’s mood. In fact, studies have shown, most people are more affected by the behavior and attitude changes that come along with Alzheimer’s disease, more than the memory being effected. The main reason behavior is altered is from the brain cells fading away. Another some other cases, environment, some other diseases, and taking certain medications can be the cause of one’s behavior deteriorating faster.
As a precaution that the disease is taking form, here are some symptoms to look out for:
• Emotional suffering
• Sleepless nights
• Physical or verbal outbursts
Changes in a person’s evironment is most often play the trigger for behavioral indications.
Alteration in life and environment is something that is difficult and or stressful for all people, so it is no secret that change will be even more largely strenuous for those people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. An increase in grasping for normalcy, which can give birth to feelings of anxiousness, fear, and exhaustion, trying to figure out which way is up in their ever deteriorating world of confusion. A change in address can be a cause for behavior being affected, or even a slight change in a familiar setting, such as obtaining a new caregiver or new family members or roommates joining the home. One suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may also take something said out of context and view it as something negative or a even a threat, and cause their behavior to change drastically. Once you figure out what triggers behavior, it will be easier to treat the situation with care, and avoid outbursts.