A behavior is not a problem. It’s a message.

The physical changes that occur in the brains of people living with dementia impact their ability to process information. As a result, they sometimes respond with puzzling behaviors. A loved one may become anxious or aggressive, repeating certain questions or misinterpreting what he or she hears.

Although the disease makes it impossible for a loved one to change how he or she responds, rethinking how to communicate and analyzing the underlying reasons for the behavior can be effective strategies.

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