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WHAT ARE THE TRIGGERS OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN DEMENTIA?


Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a large group of symptoms that are caused by diseases that affect the brain. It is caused by loss of nerve cells in the brain. 

This is a progressive medical condition and naturally gets worse. This happens when brain cells starts dying which isn’t replaced, and as more and more cells die, you lose your brain structure and function, and your ability to think clearly is lost.


People can be affected by dementia in many different ways, depending on the area of the brain affected. Some type of dementias that are caused by reactions to medications or vitamin deficiencies, might improve with treatment.

It’s a terrible illness where you could see the affected person go from being very active to being bedridden.


Generally with dementia, a person's consciousness is not affected. Therefore, the diagnosis requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to ageing.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia which makes up 50% to 70% of cases.

Symptoms to watch out for:
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Trouble planning & problem solving
  • Daily tasks are a challenge
  • Times & places are confusing
  • Changes in vision
  • Words & conversations are frustrating
  • You lose things
  • Lapse in judgement
  • Social withdrawal
  • Mood changes


There are many factors that could eventually lead to dementia. 

Some of them can be beyond your control, and they include factors, such as age; family history; Down syndrome; mild cognitive impairment. 

While some can be addressed to reduce your risk, viz., heavy alcohol use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, depression, diabetes, smoking, and sleep apnea.

During initial stages, several of these dementia symptoms and behaviour problems might be treated with nondrug approaches, such as occupational therapy, modification of environment where the affected live, monitoring systems that can alert if the person with dementia wanders, breaking down tasks into easier steps with a focus on success and NOT failure and reduce confusion.

Other useful remedies include music therapy, pet therapy, aromatherapy, massage therapy, and art therapy.


Improve Your Brain Health By:
  • Eliminating simple carbohydrates
  • Eliminating gluten & processed food
  • Increasing vegetables, fruits & non-farmed fish in your diet
  • Reducing stress with yoga & meditation
  • Getting adequate sleep of 7-8 hours per night
  • Taking vitamin B12, vitamin D, CoQ10, & fish oil each day
  • Fasting for a minimum of 12 hours between dinner & breakfast
  • Exercising for a minimum of 30 min, 4-6 days per week
Respect & empathise with their emotions!

A lack of social stimulation is harmful for people living with dementia. It exaggerates the impact of the condition, can lead to depression and it encourages the person to withdraw into themselves.

Although dementia causes the loss of some abilities for the affected, their feelings remain intact and it’s essential to respect & empathise with their emotions.


Caring and supportive relationships help people to cope with the difficult experience of living with advancing dementia.

“Those with dementia are still people; they still have stories; they still have character; they are all individuals; they are all unique. They just need to be interacted with on a human level.”

Carey Mulligan 




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  1. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease, meaning that it gets worse and more functions are lost as more time passes. Some studies suggest that Alzheimer’s disease may begin attacking the brain long before symptoms are present. The disease first attacks the memory center of the brain, which causes people with AD to become more forgetful. If you are diagnosed with alzheimer's, then you should treat it as soon as possible. Because this disease can be the cause of death. Best alzheimer's treatment

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  2. Thanks Amy for your thoughts.

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  3. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 7 years ago, almost when all hope was lost due to several failed attempts in making her healthy. My desire to see her permanently free drives me into searching the internet for possible solutions which led me to a video about Alzheimer’s disease on YouTube, I met with a comment on how an herbal doctor cures Alzheimer patients with natural herbs. I collected the doctor's contact and reached out to him, we talked about it and he asked few questions about her physical challenges which I answered, and then he prepared the herbal medicine and sent them to me here in Tennessee with prescriptions on how to use attached, I ensured my mom took the herbal medicine accordingly and in 3 weeks of using this medication, we began to see improvement in her health and now, I am so glad to share this testimony that after 8 months, my mom is permanently healed from this horrible disease called Alzheimer, and now she is living her best life. Contact Dr. Rohan via dr.rohanronjohn@gmail.com you will come back for your testimony

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