Resources tagged with stress

Agitation

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.28.15

Agitation: calming down an excitable situation Becoming agitated or restless are common symptoms of people with dementia. This can be due to external factors, such as loud noises or crowded environments. Or the causes may be physical or emotional, such as hunger or boredom. When a loved one becomes agitated, try to remain calm and…

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Caregiver Stress

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Caregiver stress: finding time for your own well-being The health effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions don’t just strike the people with these illnesses. They also impact their overworked caregivers who are susceptible to emotional and physical stress that can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. It is important, then, to recognize…

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Negative Caregiver Thoughts

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Negative thoughts: the dark places a caregiver can go. Few things are more challenging than the daily journey of seeing to the needs of a person with dementia. The struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of a debilitating and deteriorating condition can lead to stress, anxiety and depression in caregivers. On…

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Aggression

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.24.15

Aggression: a challenging behavior to cope with A loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can quickly and unexpectedly grow angry, seemingly without motivation. They may shout, curse, make sarcastic or cruel remarks, or even threaten physical harm. The target of their anger isn’t always someone else. They may take out their aggression…

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