Families with Alzheimer’s Disease patients suffer a great deal with agitation behavior of the patient when he or she is going through the mid stages of the disease. The disease reaches this stage after a year of Alzheimer’s striking – the resultant behavior to control which experts say an environment change is what is required. Medication, they suggest, should be taken only in an extreme case of such behavior.

How does one recognize agitation behavior? It manifests itself as inappropriate spoken and sometimes physical action which many not necessarily be seemingly violent. The more calm kind usually consists of continuous nonsensical talk and shouting, also including restlessness, constantly doing the same action over and over again and showcasing fear in their actions. The violent behavior normally has one hear vulgar words being spoken, kicking, hitting and scratching. The sex of the patient largely determines the kind of reaction. Women are half as violent as men, research has shown.

Some people who care for one who is a patient of Alzheimer’s Disease tend to simply ignore the fact that they easily tend to show agitation behavior which is very detrimental to the improvement of the patient and also on the future health condition of the one who cares for the person. It has been seen in many cases that as a result of the ignorance of such behavior, the person would have to be given medical care – most times having to be admitted to hospital. General quality of life too has been shown to decrease for both patient and care taker.

Here are a few tips that the care taker can use. Identify the reason for the behavior. It could be in response to something done, totally unprovoked or repeated. The most formula that one can use is to change the surroundings, change the behavior and only if have to administer medication. To do that, you can start with changing the troubling factors (whatever troubles the patient).

The tiredness during the latter part of the day builds on the stress and triggers such reactions. If this is observed, it is most probably tiredness. Quietness and rest helps at these times. Have them exercise the bodies and don’t even think of giving them caffeine. If this is made regular, it reduces stress by a great deal. A crowd (which may be standing or moving images of people also) can raise the stress levels. If medication succeeds these factors, they are not as ineffective.

An important factor is that no “talking to” will ever help but will only worsen the condition. The patient has effectively lost all mental ability to think for his or her self. Additional health issues cause the patient even more trauma. To help this, right fluid and food intake and prescribed medication go a long way. Never lock the patient up if he doesn’t stay put. Find something that he can do to keep busy to take distract his attention.

A rise in sexual needs may very well be truly what they seem and an expert needs to be asked about it. Medications don’t take away the problem but there are various things that only experts must do. Music helps the patient relax very well.