Several treatment options exist for certain dementia symptoms the two major types of treatment for behavioral and psychiatric symptoms are non-drug strategies and prescription medications non-drug approaches should be tried first consult with a physician before attempting these options

Try: The steps to developing non-drug treatment strategies include identifying the symptoms understanding the cause adapting the environment to remedy the situation strategies to try simplify the environment tasks and routines noise glare insecure space too much background distraction including television check for pain hunger thirst constipation full bladder fatigue infections and skin irritations comfortable room temperature be sensitive to fears and frustrations with expressing what he she wants allow adequate rest between stimulating events use labels or cues to remind the cr increase the safety of the environment by equipping doors and gates with locks and removing guns and other weapons reduce risk of fires by installing extra smoke alarms and controlling access to the stove use lighting to reduce confusion and restlessness at night try this if the cr becomes agitated use calm positive statements such as may i help you you’re safe here i will stay until you feel better do not raise your voice become defensive argue condescending make sudden moves outside the view of the older adult this can create fear and panic

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Keywords: Alzheimer alzheimer’s

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