Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Interpreting Behaviors

Behavior is a form of communication. Licensed Master Social Worker Cheryl Blanchard helps caregivers determine what your loved one is trying to tell you.

Remain flexible, patient and calm
Respond to emotion/not behavior
Don’t argue or try to convince
Experiment with different solutions
Share your experiences with others
Utilize community resources
Acknowledge requests and respond to them
Don’t take it personally
Look for the humor

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