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10 WAYS TO CALM A SITUATION

 

calm dementia

 

When people feel trapped and terrified, they get agitated, anxious, and sometimes aggressive.

 

It's normal behaviour for human beings to lash out when they feel threatened, whether they have dementia or not.

 

Unfortunately, many people who care for people living with dementia, including primary CareGiver,  family, friends, or healthcare personnel, blame this normal behaviour on the disease rather than finding and addressing the real underlying causes.

 

More often than not, something in the environment or in the way the person with dementia is being treated or approached prompts the aggressive behaviour, which is in fact a perfectly normal response to something the person with dementia may perceive as a threat of some kind.

 

Instead of blaming the person with dementia and the disease and then “drugging them up” we need to learn how to:


1) Prevent crises from happening in the first place
2) De-escalate them if and when they occur despite our best efforts

 

Here are 10 ways, anybody can use, to calm a crisis in which a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia becomes distressed and/or aggressive:

 

  • Remove the threat
  • Create space
  • Get on her/his side
  • Get at or below eye level
  • Use “hand under hand”
  • Calm your voice
  • Relax your body
  • Breathe in sync
  • Attend to her/his needs
  • Be willing to go where he/she is

 

 
 

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