Dementia can affect us all – especially when dealing with changes in day-to-day behaviour. These changes could be caused by many things including a person’s environment, health, or medication. One of the common changes is becoming aggressive.
Aggression differs from other similar behaviours such as anxiety or agitation in how it shows. When someone is aggressive, they will direct physical or verbal abuse at someone or something – for example, throwing objects, pushing, or making threats.
The helpsheet has been created in collaboration with Professor Sue Kurrle, geriatrician, to assist carers and health care professionals to better identify and respond to the behaviours of someone exhibiting aggression.
To learn more, watch the video or download the helpsheet.