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What do I need to know about Alzheimer's aggression?

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Sometimes, people with Alzheimer’s disease lash out for no clear reason. They may get upset or angry easily. They may curse, hurl insults, or scream. They might throw things or hit or push. This kind of aggression usually starts in later stages of the disease.

No one knows for sure why it happens. Aggression may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease itself. It could also be a reaction when a person feels confused or frustrated. The person isn’t lashing out on purpose.

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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