These behavioral and psychological changes in dementia pose challenges and can increase the progression into a more severe decline—which is why it is important to tell the doctor when these symptoms happen.
These behaviors can certainly be very hard for you as a caregiver to handle and can easily lead to burnout and stress.
Many family caregivers think these behaviors are just part of dementia and shrug their shoulders, thinking that nothing can be done about them.
The fact is, more can be done to deal with these behaviors than you might think. Your loved one’s behavior is something that can be dealt with, not just something to endure.