We want to put certain behaviors on your “caregiver radar” so that you can recognize them as symptoms associated with dementia—behaviors such as agitation, delusions/paranoia, hallucinations, and aggression.
These behaviors can be commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease. But your loved one doesn’t have to have Alzheimer’s to have these symptoms. There are other conditions that involve these same behaviors. These symptoms can occur in many types of dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, and Vascular Dementia.
OK. So then what should I be looking for?
- Specifically, signs of agitation or instances of aggressive behavior.
- Whether your loved is experiencing hallucinations or delusions/paranoia