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A Crisis Guide for Caregivers of Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have physical and psychological effects that can make it difficult for seniors to maintain their independence. If you have a loved one with one of these diseases, it’s important to understand the changes that can occur.

Having dementia puts older adults at risk of several types of crises, including wandering, increased aggression, hallucinations and depression. The link below will take you to a guide that covers the most common crisis situations and offers tips for preventing them. It also explains what to do if one of these crises occurs and provides some resources to help you navigate the complexities of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.