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.
Caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often have the unsettling, frustrating challenge of trying to quiet an agitated and possibly aggressive elder who is unable to communicate the source of his or her distress. We know that the behavior is an expression of discomfort either of body or mind, yet we are…