This helpful article is from the San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 April 2018 and authored by the National Institute on Aging, 25 April 2018.
"The issue: Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die, so the brain works less well over time. This changes how a person acts. This article prepared by the National Institute on Aging has suggestions that may help you understand and cope with changes in personality and behavior in a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
What should caregivers expect? Common personality and behavior changes you may see include:
If you don’t know what is causing the problem, call the doctor. It could be caused by a physical or medical issue. Click here for NIA’s comprehensive list of common medical problems facing people with Alzheimer’s.
What’s the best way to deal with difficult behavior? Caregivers cannot stop these changes in personality and behavior, but they can learn to cope with them. Here are some tips:
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I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.