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In this video I discuss whether your home is contributing to undesirable dementia behaviors, under minding your actions, and possibly speeding up the decline?
Our behavior is typically a result of our environment or the people around us.
For people with dementia, whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease or another type of cognitive impairment, that’s no different.
However, the way their brains process sensory input is not within their control, and they are often unable to communicate their needs or preferences clearly.
Homes don’t meet our needs – especially, when we have age related challenges.
And especially when someone has greater challenges that stem from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
If the undesirable, and sometimes aggressive, behavior can be avoided in the first place, everyone will have a more pleasant interaction, medications can be minimized, and the well-being of the individual maximized.
Taking the time to understand how the environment is affecting the person with dementia is essential to creating a dementia friendly home, where behavioral triggers have been minimized.
When you do, you will see fewer undesirable behaviors, everyone’s well-being will benefit, and you will avoid a potential crisis.