Dementia Behavior Training for the Caregiver

Providing in-home dementia care can be challenging. Understanding the personality of your family member with dementia is key to responding with a logical response, instead of an emotional one.

Dementia Behavior Training for the Caregiver
Dementia Behaviors 

Dementia behavior training for the caregiver starts with understanding the type of dementia and the family member they are providing in home dementia care. When taking care of a family member with dementia , it is important to consider the personality of your family member.

This is basically an insight into your family members views and approaches to their environment.

Was you family member outgoing and confident?

Was your family member more cautious and reserved?

Depending on your family member, they be resistant to the changes they are experiencing.

Others may feel uncomfortable or even fearful around unfamiliar people. Your family member with dementia will vary in their expressions of emotions. Even their need for physical contact with others may change, some may wither away from any physical contact, others will become over touchy.

When taking care of a dementia patient, the way they have responded in the past to their environment will depend on their personality.

For a family caregiver providing dementia care at home, understanding this concept, will help you to logically respond to challenging or negative behaviors that are in line with your famliy member's personality.

For example, a retired secretary ( now known as administrative assistant) likes to feel organized. It may even give them a sense of reassurance if they get up early in the morning and get dressed up. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry released a report titled "The Cache County Dementia Progression Study,"

This study was a collaborative effort with Utah State University in conjunction with Johns Hopkins. It is the first published research to show that there is a correlation with the care environment and the rate of the progression of cognitive decline.

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    Responding with a logical response, instead of an emotional response has been shown to be beneficial to both the family caregiver as well as the family member with dementia.

    The use of the strategies and tips in my Dementia Behaviors book can have a positive impact on your family member and slow the progression of the disease. This book was created to provide support to the family caregiver/care partner.

    This is a guidebook that will help you to overcome the most common challenging behaviors. This book also helps the family caregiver develop strategies and skills to deal with the challenging behaviors with confidence. Learning these strategies will decrease the stress and enhance the relationship of your family member.

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    Understanding Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

    Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing their behavioral and psychological symptoms. Agitation, anxiety, and psychosis are common issues that caregivers often face. In order to provide the best possible care, it's important to understand these behavioral changes and their causes.

    Dementia is a condition that affects memory, language, and thinking abilities. However, it's also quite common for individuals with dementia to experience behavioral, perceptual, and emotional disturbances. In fact, research suggests that up to 97% of people with dementia have one or more of these symptoms.

    The Dementia Behaviors book is a comprehensive resource that explores the common challenges caregivers face when it comes to behavioral disturbances in dementia. It provides valuable insights on the causes of these behaviors and offers treatment options. Additionally, the book offers practical tips and strategies for caregivers to cope with and manage these challenging behaviors.

    Doctors refer to these behavioral disturbances as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSDs). They can have a significant impact on both individuals with dementia and their caregivers. BPSDs include a range of symptoms such as depression, apathy, anxiety, irritability, psychosis, agitation, aggression, and more.

    Psychosis, characterized by delusions and hallucinations, is particularly difficult to understand. Although the exact causes are unknown, researchers believe that disruptions in brain signaling pathways may play a role. In addition, cognitive impairments like poor memory and visuospatial difficulties can contribute to a person with dementia struggling to distinguish reality from fiction.

    Sleep disturbances are another common issue among people with dementia. Changes in sleep patterns, including fragmented sleep, sleep-wake reversal, and REM sleep behavior disorder, can greatly affect the quality of life for both individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

    Restlessness and fidgeting are motor behaviors that are frequently observed in individuals with dementia. Wandering, pacing, and engaging in repetitive actions are common, especially in the later stages of the condition. Understanding these behaviors and finding ways to manage them can greatly improve the caregiver's ability to provide effective care.

    Aggressive behaviors are a significant concern for caregivers. Verbal and physical aggression can be disruptive and challenging to manage. It's important to recognize that aggressive behaviors may increase as the disease progresses.

    Anxiety is another common symptom experienced by individuals with dementia. Difficulties in processing new information and adapting to their environment can lead to feelings of anxiety. Understanding the causes of anxiety and finding strategies to reduce it can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals with dementia.

    Depression and apathy are also prevalent among people with dementia. Recognizing the signs of depression and apathy and seeking appropriate treatment is crucial for supporting individuals with dementia and their overall well-being.

    By gaining a better understanding of the behavioral disturbances associated with dementia, caregivers can provide better care and support for individuals with the condition. The Dementia Behaviors book serves as a guide, offering valuable insights and practical advice to enhance the caregiver's ability to cope with and manage these challenging behaviors.