Understanding Behavioral Changes in Dementia

This post will be of interest to those dealing with dementia-related behavior, such as wandering and aggression.

Besides wandering and aggression, this article, “Understanding Behavioral Changes in Dementia,” also discusses sundowning, exercise, and finding caregivers.  The authors give tips for managing behavioral changes, using routines, communicating, moving someone with dementia to a new home, and caring for yourself (the caregiver).

The article was written by Tanis Ferman, PhD.  Dr. Ferman, a clinical neuropsychologist at Mayo Jacksonville, is on the LBDA Scientific Advisory Council.

You can find this terrific article online at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20070308085114/http://www.lewybodydementia.org/AR0507TJF.php