Article by: Alzheimer Society Oxford
Behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions include aggression, wandering and agitation. These apparent changes in the personality of the person with the disease are a major source of distress both to the person who is presenting the behaviours and to those who experience them – the caregiver, the family members, and the service providers in all sectors of the health-care system.
Strategies for responding to behaviours
Read more below about understanding the behaviours and how to respond to them. For more information, please contact your local Alzheimer Society.
Walks away from home unattended with the risk of becoming lost
Paces nervously, drums fingers, etc. for long periods of time
Repeats words or actions over and over and over again
Thinks others are trying to hurt her
Accuses others of stealing possessions
Removing clothes/exposing herself
Physical and verbal advances towards others
Physical and emotional outbursts (i.e., shouting, hitting)