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What are triggers of aggression in patients with Alzheimer's disease?

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Alzheimer’s aggression can flare up without warning or without clear reason. But many times, there are triggers you can spot before or during a problem. Common ones include:

  • Discomfort from lack of sleep, side effects from medication, or pain that she can’t describe
  • The environment around her, including loud noises, too much activity, or clutter
  • Confusion from being asked too many questions at once, trying to understand complex instructions, or feeling the stress of caregivers

From: Alzheimer’s Aggression: What You Can Do WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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