The word behavior in dementiaDementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia…. More
care or even healthcare has gotten a bad rap. We tend to only think of the negative and not the positive. I use actions and reactionsWe have started to not use the word behavior because it only has a bad connotation. We never speak of all the good “behaviors” a person with dementia has. Loving, kind, silly, artistic, fun, willing to try, funny… We only talk about what we perceive as bad, inappropriate or need to be managed behaviors. A lot of a persons “behaviors”… More
, since many “behaviors” are just reactions to our actions. If we get upset at our computer or we’re cranky at 4pm or maybe frustrated at a co-worker for not finishing their side of your project; no one says, “Geez Pam sure has some behaviors today.” We are reacting normal for the situation that we are in….