Three Step Approach to Identifying Common Behaviors and Their Causes

Having a proven strategy for managing challenging behaviors can improve your success in caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) recommends this three-step approach to identifying common behaviors and their causes:

Underlying Causes of Challenging Behaviors

Managing challenging behaviors can be one of the most difficult aspects of caring for residents with dementia and other cognitive impairments. In their publication Behaviors: How to Respond When Dementia Causes Unpredictable Behaviors the Alzheimer’s Association reminds that behaviors can be the result of underlying problems, such as: