Bayada Article: What You Can Do to Help Your Loved One’s Dementia Behaviors

When a loved one has dementia, managing their changing behaviors can be very challenging. In the early stages, common behaviors such as repeating a story or asking the same question several times may be annoying, but they aren’t harmful. However, as the disease progresses, behaviors can become dangerous. Behavior becomes a problem if it violates the rights of others; poses a threat to safety for themselves or others; or makes it difficult to provide care for them.

There are three levels of behavior—common, challenging, and potentially harmful…

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