Dealing with anger is one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s adult home care. Everyone gets angry from time to time, but Alzheimer’s and dementia can make angry outbursts a more frequent occurrence. This can be hard on loved one’s attempting to provide quality care. Adopting sound and sensible strategies to prevent anger and handle outbursts can make life easier for both parties.
In order to deal with outbursts in those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, you need to understand where that anger comes from. Knowing the root causes can prevent aggression and help diffuse angry situations.
Those with Alzheimer’s or dementia may become angry due to:
Knowing what triggers anger can help prevent some outbursts, but because some triggers are unavoidable, being able to handle these outbursts is key.
Some basic rules for Alzheimer’s adult home care are:
Those with Alzheimer’s or dementia should not be punished for their anger. This mistake is frequently made by loved one’s trying to provide care at home. Not only do those with a memory disorder have no control over it, they will likely forget about their outbursts soon after they occur.
Alzheimer’s care can be extremely challenging for a loved one to handle alone and help from a care provider may be needed. If you feel as though you could use professional Alzheimer’s adult home care, contact your local Visiting Angels office today.