As a caregiver, your day is filled with planning and organizing your loved one’s schedule and then, suddenly, a mood shifts. They become agitated or unjustifiably paranoid. How do you respond? Why did this happen?
Behavior changes do occur in those with dementia and can be triggered by a change in environment, an ailment or any number of other causes.
While the caregiver might not have control over the behavior, they can manage how they react. The Southern Caregiver Resource Center has a great fact sheet for dealing with changes in behaviors and how to react.
Behavior Management Strategies