A Crisis Guide for Caregivers of Seniors with Alzheimer's or Other Dementia

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jan 12, 2023 - 1:42pm CST

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Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have physical and psychological effects that can make it difficult for seniors to maintain their independence. It’s important to understand the changes that can occur with one of these diseases. Having dementia puts older adults at risk of several types of crises, including wandering, increased aggression, hallucinations and depression. This guide covers the most common crisis situations and offers tips for preventing them. It also explains what to do if one of these crises occurs and provides some resources to help you navigate the complexities of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Source: Caring.com, 2022.

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