Dementia Care and Managing Aggression by Visiting Angels in Auburn, NH
We recognize how difficult and even stressful it may be to care for an elderly relative who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. As you may already be aware, memory loss, disorientation, confusion, and trouble identifying or interacting with loved ones are all classic signs of dementia. But several behavioral problems accompany dementia. For instance, elders who have dementia may express physical hostility and experience strong rage, which can make it challenging for you to react appropriately.
When elders with dementia display anger, they may be reacting to several circumstances, including:
- Fatigue throughout the day
- Sensory overload
- Discomfort throughout the body
- Changes to environmental factors
- Reoccurring dehydration
- Struggling to communicate and express feelings
- Grief when symptoms increase and the world becomes less familiar
- Feelings of insecurity or being left out
There are techniques to control rage or hostility, though. Since your loved one's anger is probably a reaction to a circumstance or action, it's critical to understand the reasons why their behavior may have changed and to take action to diffuse the conflict. However, if you've never had to care for a person with dementia, you might not know how to react appropriately when they become angry. The good news is that you don't have to go through it by yourself.
We at Visiting Angels provide thorough and skilled dementia care services to assist seniors and their families in Auburn and surrounding areas. Any assistance that your elderly loved one might want can be provided by our caregivers. In addition to helping elders with daily duties, we can also support seniors with dementia in controlling moments of rage and irritation.
How To Manage Anger and Aggressive Tendencies
- Set a daily routine to follow
For elderly people with dementia, establishing a regular routine can greatly facilitate stress reduction. Making decisions like when to eat supper or where to find the TV remote may be unpleasant for people with dementia since they are often confused. They may feel secure and at peace with a regular schedule.
Our caregivers will consider your loved one's schedule and daily habits while providing dementia care. Our home care professionals will be there for your loved one when they need it most since our care plans accommodate our customers' schedules rather than the other way around.
- Maintain composure
Dementia patients may take longer to respond than others because they may find it difficult to comprehend what is happening around them or understand what is being asked of them. It's critical to avoid rushing dementia patients since doing so might stress them out. We make careful to talk gently and in brief, direct phrases when providing dementia care. We might also try to lessen background sounds as such can also make it more challenging for elderly people with dementia to comprehend.
Contact your Auburn Senior Homecare by Visiting Angels office right away to arrange your free at home consultation if you have a senior loved one who you believe might benefit from our dementia care services.