Types of behaviours
Agitation and aggression are most often discussed but are only two in a long list of behavioural and psychological symptoms
Dementia, regardless of the type, is likely to be complicated by combinations of complex behavioural and psychological symptoms. Each group of behaviours requires different types of assessments and interventions. Agitation and aggression are the two behaviours most often discussed, but they are only two in a long list behavioural and psychological symptoms related to dementia.
Behaviours and psychologial symptoms:
|Restlessness||Aggression – verbal or physical|
|Agitation||Psychosis (a break with reality, paranoia, hallucinations)|
|Calling out/screaming||Apathy (a complete lack of interest)|
|Impulsiveness (inter-personal or sexual)|