Changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease can lead to unusual and unpredictable thinking and behavior. Follow these tips to help you and your loved one with Alzheimer's disease remain calm and comfortable.
The changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease can sometimes lead to unusual and unpredictable thinking and behavior. For example, your loved one may become anxious around family members, neighbors, or friends whom he or she may not recognize, or in situations that vary from the normal routine. The person with Alzheimer's disease also may become suspicious and suffer from delusions (false ideas that a person firmly believes and strongly maintains in spite of contradictory evidence). He or she also may begin to withdraw from social interaction, wander, become aggressive, and/or become angry and irritable.
Here are some tips to help you manage the changes in thinking and behavior that often accompany Alzheimer's disease:
Other general tips:
Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/30/2019.
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