Shouting Obscenities

  • The physical environment may be causing the person to become agitated and aggressive. Follow general good advice to gain their trust and bring them to a calmer state.
  • Use the guiding hand technique to move them to a quieter place.
  • A person with dementia may see or think something and act immediately without the normal controls that mould our accepted behaviour. E.g. they see someone who reminds them of a person they dislike and so is rude to them or they make racist remarks.
  • Follow general advice to gain their trust and bring them to a calmer state.
  • Use the guiding hand technique to move them away from the people they are shouting at.
  • Once calm distract by offering a drink or a lift home.

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