This is a Support Group open for discussion in our Forum, on How to Deal With “Difficult Elderly Behavior.” This is a very common concern for Alzheimer’s caregivers, but “difficult Elderly Behavior” can be caused not only by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but also by depression, thyroid conditions, urinary tract infections, simply from frustrations with aging, and many other causes. Dealing with difficult elderly behavior is such a common, pervasive, and stressful challenge for caregivers, that we have formed a separate Support Group for discussion of these issues.
As an opening, we will discuss the topic of what to do if your elderly loved one demonstrates aggressive or beligerant behavior, along with likely confusion. Helpful techniques recommended in The 36 Hour Day and in the other classic book on this subject,Coping with Your Difficult Elderly Parent, will be among the suggestions discussed. Many other difficult behaviors, and how to deal with them, will also be discussed in this Support Group. We may break the discussion into separate behavioral topics at a later point.
Go to this Support Group , click on Join the Group (if you have not already done so), click on the topic that interests you, or start a new topic, and join in the discussion. You must (Register, if you have not already done so), and LogIn to participate.
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