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Does lowering background noise help keep someone with Alzheimer's disease calm?

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People with the disease may act anxious or get upset easily. When they feel this way, they may fidget, shout, throw things, or even try to hit other people. To help them:

Keep his surroundings quiet. Background noise, like sounds from the TV, can upset or confuse him.

From: When Alzheimer's Affects More than Memory WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/10/2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "About Alzheimer's disease: Symptoms," "Caregiver Guide: Tips for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease," "Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease."

Ballard, C. May 2013. Current Opinion in Psychiatry,

Alzheimer's Association: "Anxiety and agitation," "Treatments for sleep changes."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Tips for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease (The Basics)" and "Patient information: Dementia (including Alzheimer disease) (Beyond the Basics)."

Beveridge, L. , June 21, 2011. Clinical Interventions in Aging

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center: "Home safety for people with Alzheimer's disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "About Alzheimer's disease: Symptoms," "Caregiver Guide: Tips for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease," "Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease."

Ballard, C. May 2013. Current Opinion in Psychiatry,

Alzheimer's Association: "Anxiety and agitation," "Treatments for sleep changes."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Tips for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease (The Basics)" and "Patient information: Dementia (including Alzheimer disease) (Beyond the Basics)."

Beveridge, L. , June 21, 2011. Clinical Interventions in Aging

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center: "Home safety for people with Alzheimer's disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

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