When a person with dementia hallucinates, they experience something very real to them that nobody else does, because they sense something that isn’t there.
As you prepare for your needed and welcome break during the holiday season, remember that you aren’t alone and respite care can be the way for you to take better care of yourself during any busy or stressful time.
It can be upsetting when someone with dementia suddenly lashes out at you. If you are on the receiving end of aggressive behavior, as stressful as it might be, remember that the behavior typically is not about you, and the person with dementia is not behaving as they are on purpose.
Danger zones are areas of a home where specific safety risks exist. By moving tangible hazards to areas inaccessible to the one you are caring for, you create specific and controlled danger zones.
Inappropriate sexual behavior is disturbing, but it may feel like a much greater challenge when your loved one or the one you care for with dementia acts in ways that are new or different for them.