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 for people to become disinhibited.
Disinhibition is one of the more confronting behaviours associated with dementia –it may include making offensive comments, talking to strangers as if they know them, taking off clothes or even losing sexual inhibitions. It can be particularly confusing for carers to deal with these rude behaviours that seem so out of character.
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 disinhibition.
To learn more, watch the video or download the helpsheet.