Alzheimer’s is not curable. It is with love and care that we actually reduce the symptoms in the Alzheimer’s patients. It’s more of managing it that is the immediate solution of the hour than the actual curing of it. This behavior management is a very important lesson that people who take care of Alzheimer’s patients need to know.

The reactions of an Alzheimer’s patient is not regular and expected. One very good example is that if the patient is among unfamiliar situations and people, he tends to react in a very awkward way. They tend to distrust and dislike who they don’t know and start hallucinating. It might take him further away from any person to person interaction, make a lot more closed to the world and make him a very easily angered person.

When the person is prone to be taken soon and deemed incapable of regular behavior and thinking, he should be encouraged and led to take care of legal matters and consent where required for treatment. These are called the Advanced Directives. A will too could be written lest the person’s condition later shouldn’t allow it.

If the patient is not diagnosed and Alzheimer’s disease hits before it is too late, the family must get him or her checked taken care of. Once analyzed and if diagnosed, arrangements must be made to provide for the long term taking care of the patient which must involve an in house care taker – family member or hired help.

Alzheimer’s becomes worse over time causing for the patient to be extremely violent because they lose their control over their mind and actions. To control these sudden outbursts, there is medication to calm the person down. This enables people who have it bad to be a lot more sociable and interactive with people. The more into the disease, the more difficult it is to deal with an Alzheimer’s patient.

While a care taker deals with the difficulty, there are certain things that they can do to better the case of the person and maintain their sanity. They must learn that they must not try and change the patient rather they must let them be themselves. Give them what they need in terms of the living conditions, surroundings, quietness etc. Don’t confuse them. Don’t ask them questions that they have to strain their brain over. Involve them in activities that use their mind. Ask them questions about their family and loved ones.