Thursday, April 17, 2014

Social Behaviors and Stress Reduction

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Challenging social behaviors can accompany Alzheimer's disease, and can arise during times of stress for your loved one. Feeling confused can trigger mood swings and inappropriate behavior. Reducing stress for your loved one can help keep behavior in check.  For instance, memory aids, speaking in short sentences, not getting angry or yelling, and maintaining a simple, daily routine can help.

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With Halloween here, I have discovered something new about my current condition. I think by writing about this, I may be able to help caregivers as well as others suffering with dementia/Alzheimer's to know they are not alone with these problems. My husband and I were lounging in bed, doing what all sleep experts say not to do - watching…

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