One of the most difficult things to handle when caring for a loved one living with dementia is agitation. It is pretty common for someone living with dementia to escalate in their feelings of frustration and become agitated. A proactive approach is the best way to start, but sometimes this doesn’t work and the caregiver needs to redirect or intervene during a period of agitation.
We have found that giving someone a feeling of control is the first step to avoiding frustration. Control for them may be different than it is for you or me. Feeling out of control often comes from having an unmet need, or not understanding the situation. Below are some tips for giving someone that feeling of control:
Calming During an Episode of Agitation
For more information access our book, “Now is Found” or visit the Connectivities website at https://connectivities.us/
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