The Family Caregiver Alliance article "Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors" provides some practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia. Included are some tips on handling troubling behavior, wandering, incontinence, agitation, repetitive statements, paranoia, sleeplessness/sundowning, eating/nutrition and bathing. Lastly, the article supplies additional resources including websites, articles and contact information for appropriate agencies.
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Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
Source: Family Caregiver Alliance