When a person has dementia different parts of their brain can be affected which can lead to unusual behaviours. Over time their ability to reason will diminish, as will their levels of understanding. Therefore when responding to an individual with the disease you need to take this into account. Be aware that in an emergency situation the person is likely to be highly anxious, disorientated and confused. It doesn’t take much to make a situation worse and lead to the individual becoming even more scared, frightened and even aggressive. Thats’ why it’s important to try and understand how the person is feeling at this time. Our approach in this website concentrates on understanding the feelings of the person with dementia during the crisis and suggests ways to ease the situation.

Get it right and you can calm the situation and  make the person feel  more secure and at ease.



The material and information contained in this app  is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. It is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be relied an for any legal, diagnostic or treatment purposes.

This Website was created by Dignity in Dementia – for more information visit: www.dignityindementia.org

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