Alzheimer’s Can Cause Agitation or Aggression

People with Alzheimer’s disease may become increasingly agitated or even aggressive as the disease progresses. Common symptoms of agitation include pacing, an inability to settle down, sleeplessness, restlessness, or worry. Aggression can cause a person to lash out verbally or, sometimes, even try to hit or hurt another person.

A recent article by the National Institue of Aging within the Department of Health and Human Services outlines the causes of agitation and aggression amongst people with Alzheimer’s, tips for coping, and safety concerns. Click here to read the full article.

If you or anyone you know is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s that is showing signs of agitation or aggression, it may be time to seek additional care. At Allcare Home Health Agency, we provide many levels of care from in-home dementia and Alzheimer’s care to assisted living in our family care home in Garner, NC. Contact us day or night for a free consultation.