As people with dementia struggle to maintain their independence and identity, it’s not uncommon for anger and aggressive behavior to become a recurring situation.
There are, however, ways for families to avert such situations and to diffuse them, if and when they do occur.
In this workshop, Susan Macaulay shares tips and strategies that she learned mostly from mistakes she has made while caring for a person living with dementia (Alzheimer’s) since 2006.
Susan’s website, My Alzheimer’s Story, is a great resource for learning coping strategies.
During this interactive workshop, Susan shared tips and practical hands-on tools and techniques to help caregivers reduce anger and aggression, including:
- How to get to the bottom of angry and aggressive behavior
- What to do when your loved one lashes out
- Proven and practical ways to prevent anger and aggression
- Make your care partnering easier and less stressful for everyone
- What you can say and do to immediately calm your loved one and yourself
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As discussed in the workshop, to help you continue your educational process, here are the materials we mentioned:
- Susan’s series of articles expanding upon each element of BANGS
- 10+ Teepa Snow videos on dementia basics
- 3 books and one loving video that will change the way you see alzheimer’s (This is where you can find links to both of the books Susan mentioned)
- 20 questions that help explain why people with dementia get agitated and physically aggressive (There’s a downloadable PDF at the link)
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Questions or thoughts? Let me know by commenting below:
Amazing Susan says
This is great! Sharing widely 🙂
It was fun to work together, and I think useful from a whole bunch of different perspectives.
And now more people can learn from the webinar – YAY!
Bravo, well done, and thanks 🙂
Mike Good says
I agree Susan. It’s great working together towards helping others find ways to improve their unique caregiving experience.
Clover Care Consultants says
I really like this blog! Many thanks for sharing useful tips for reducing anger and aggression in dementia care.
Mike Good says
You’re welcome and thank you for your comment 🙂