How To Minimize Perseveration

How to minimize perseveration

Perseveration refers to the repetition of a certain word, phrase, or gesture. Dementia patients often repeat a word, question, statement, or activity over and over. They repeat what they say or do because they do not remember that they have just asked a question or completed a task. They ask because they may be trying

How To Handle Paranoid Patients

How to handle paranoid patients.

A person with dementia finds it difficult to remember things and remain in the current moment. This condition is due to the glitches in his brains that cause memory problems and change in personality. As a consequence, he develops a certain level of paranoia, which can be his way of projecting fear. Paranoia is usually

How To Handle Hallucinations And Delusions

How To Handle Hallucinations And Delusions

Hallucinations and delusions are two conditions that may occur as dementia progresses, particularly in the later stages of the disease. These happen due to the changes in the person’s brain. Hallucination is the state of seeing, hearing, or feeling things that other people do not perceive. A person with dementia may see, hear, feel, taste,

How To Handle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

How To Handle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Some persons with dementia may display inappropriate sexual behavior at any stage of the disease. Although it is not widespread, the conduct is potentially disruptive to the family, caregivers, and the patients themselves. A sexually active individual in the past remains active during his early stage of dementia. And so, he continues to enjoy the

How To Handle Verbal Abuse By A Dementia Patient

How To Handle Verbal Abuse By A Dementia Patient

Verbal Abuse Ninety percent of people with dementia are likely to exhibit verbal outburst in the later stages of the disease. They may throw a fit due to a frustrating situation or for no apparent reason at all. They curse, argue, and threaten anyone when angry or stressed out. This behavioral psychiatric symptom is found

How To Handle Difficult Dementia Behaviors

DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS When the person enters the later stages of dementia, his behaviors become more difficult to handle. He can act in an agitated and aggressive manner. You usually encounter these problems during bath or shower time, or in reaction to an overstimulation in the environment. Other triggers to problematic behaviors include physical discomfort, frustration

Nutrition For Your Dementia Patients

Persons with dementia do not require a special diet. Just like everyone else, they follow the same basic rules of proper nutrition. The only difference is that the latter’s deteriorating cognitive function makes eating independently and mealtimes challenging. Why is eating and mealtimes difficult for dementia patients? When tending to a loved one with dementia,

How To Keep Your Dementia Patient Engaged

Your dementia patient/loved ones will eventually lose the ability to participate in their hobbies and lose interest in doing things. Inactivity, not exercising and decrease in mobility will eventually result in behaviors, agitations and decrease in quality of life. Here are some tips you can use to increase their participation level. Identify your patients current

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