Dealing with behavioral, mood and emotional changes of your loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease can be unsettling and alarming to family and caregivers. However, it's important to remember that the mood swings are typically linked to confusion in a situation, being overwhelmed or a medical problem, such as a urinary tract infection. Remember to stay calm, speak slowly and and be patient. The mood swings are a result of the disease rather than a personal attack.
I often use quotations to get across my point. Here is one which is my very own creation: "Dementia is deadly on one's self-confidence." My confidence level has fallen. Everyday living is not getting any easier. I have had a few problems lately with remembering appointments - even though I have them on my Palm Pilot and on the…