Watch: Tips on Reducing Anxiety and Agitation

Alzheimer’s disease is best known as a memory disorder. However, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms may also occur. Many, but not all, individuals with Alzheimer’s will develop them. Early in the disease, people may experience irritability, anxiety or depression. Later in the disease, people may develop agitation, sleep disturbances, delusions and hallucinations.

Many people with Alzheimer’s and their families find behavioral symptoms the most challenging and distressing aspects of the disease. These symptoms are often a determining factor in residential care placement. They also have an enormous impact on the quality of life for individuals in long-term care.

This video from the Alzheimer’s Association Santa Cruz Education Conference provides helpful tips on preventing or reducing agitation. Watch it to learn about ways to create calm environment, maintain personal comfort and simplify daily routines.

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4 Responses

  1. Vincent Buffs says:

    Can you please send this presentipn on paper,for I had a hard time undestanding it Thankyou. My wife has Alm and I am a supporter

    • Margarita says:

      Hi Vincent, thank you very much for your comment. We sent you an email with the presentation file. Thanks again and please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with.

  2. Bob says:

    What does coconut oil do for dementia and agitation? How much should be used daily?

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