JANUARY 27 2022
As our loved ones progress through dementia, challenging behaviors often become an added dynamic for caregivers. All behaviors are a form of communication for us to interpret. Challenging behaviors are attempts to convey either a physical or emotional need that is not being met. Some physical needs include hunger, thirst, bathroom issues, being cold or hot, and pain while some emotional needs are loneliness, depression, boredom, overstimulation, feeling needed, and being heard just to name a few. When we determine what the unmet need is and meet it, challenging behaviors dissipate.
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