Nine Ways to Reduce Anger in Dementia Patients. Prepare Your Family for Your Future Aging.

People with dementia or Alzheimer's will often feel frustrated, stressed, and angry. Aggressive behaviors may be verbal or physical. These behaviors can be unsettling for family caregivers. How can you better take care of a loved one? How can you prepare for your future aging?

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Nine Ways to Reduce Anger in Dementia Patients. Prepare Your Family for Your Future Aging.
3 Min Read February 5th, 2017 Updated:March 1st, 2022

You probably know of someone who suffers from memory loss either directly or indirectly. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are common, especially with those who are older. 

People with dementia or Alzheimer's often feel frustrated, stressed, and angry. Often they act out with anger or rage. Sometimes people with Alzheimer's or dementia are aggressive; they might become insulting. 

Verbal and Physical Behavior is Unsettling for Family and Caregivers

These aggressive behaviors may be verbal or physical. They can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation. While aggression can be difficult to cope with, understanding that the person with Alzheimer's or dementia is not acting this way on purpose can help. 

Keep in mind that these people have little control over their behavior. Changes in their brain are the cause of these aggressive tendencies. 

There are ways to help. The website Daily Caring offers nine ways to reduce the anger that many people with dementia experience - read more here.

Good Days - and Bad Days

Persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have good days and bad days. These changes in behavior and their symptoms are why memory problems can be a tremendous burden on the family. Not to mention the demands of being a caregiver or the costs of professional long-term health care that eventually becomes necessary. 

If you are dealing with a parent or family member with memory loss, now ask yourself, "What have I done to plan?" 

Do You Have a Plan?

Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance will provide the money for quality caregivers to ease the burden on family so they can be loving and supporting, which is critical. It can also provide the needed resources for memory care in assisted living or formal memory care facilities. Health insurance, Medicare, and supplements will not pay for this. Medicaid will pay for long-term health care, but you must have little or no income and assets to qualify. 

Caregiving is hard, even for professionals. Providing care for someone with dementia is even more challenging and emotional. The cost of long-term care services is growing because of increasing demand and higher labor costs. While the cost of care does vary depending on where you live, the costs are often devastating for American families. 

The LTC NEWS Cost of Care Calculator will show you the current and future costs where you live - Cost of Care Calculator - Choose Your State | LTC News.

Does Mom or Dad Need Quality Care Now?

If you have a family member who needs better care, how do you find quality options? LTC NEWS has four detailed guides that can help -  

Prepare Your Family with LTC Insurance

The best way to ensure your access to quality long-term health care and ease the stress and anxiety otherwise placed on those you love is by adding Long-Term Care Insurance to your retirement plan. A qualified LTC Insurance specialist who represents the top companies can help you find the best coverage at the best value. Most people obtain coverage in their 50s. 

Find a specialist to help you plan - Work With a Specialist | LTC News.

Do what you can to help older family members. Then put in place a plan to give your family peace of mind. Act before you retire.

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Editor's Note

Being prepared for declining health and the consequences of aging should be a crucial part of your overall retirement plan. People need long-term care services due to an illness, accident, or the impact of aging. Health insurance and Medicare (including supplements) will not pay for most of these costs.

Family caregivers find it hard to juggle their careers and family responsibilities with that of a caregiver for an older parent. The burden is something most people have said in surveys that they don't want to place on their family.

The solution is affordable Long-Term Care Insurance. LTC Insurance provides guaranteed tax-free benefits to access your choice of quality care options, including care at home. You will protect your income and assets and reduce the stress and anxiety otherwise placed on loved ones.

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Find all the resources on LTC NEWS - Resources for Long-Term Care Planning | LTC News.

Seek Professional Guidance

Insurance rates are regulated, so no insurance agent, agency, or financial advisor can give you special deals. However, insurance companies' premiums vary over 100% for the same coverage.

Experts suggest using a qualified Long-Term Care Insurance specialist to help you navigate the many options available to you and your family.

A specialist who works with the top companies can match your age, health, family history, and other factors and find you the best coverage at the best value. A specialist will save you money, and you will have peace of mind knowing they are making the appropriate recommendations - Work With a Specialist | LTC News.

Finding Quality Care for Mom or Dad

Start by reading our four guides -  

If they are lucky enough to own a Long-Term Care Insurance policy, be sure they use it. Sometimes families wait, thinking they can save the benefits for a rainy day. Waiting on using available Long-Term Care Insurance benefits is not a wise idea. 

Get Help in Filing a Long-Term Care Insurance Claim

Quality care obtained early will help provide a better quality of life and reduce the risk of a deep decline and facility care. If you need help in starting the process of a Long-Term Care Insurance claim, LTC NEWS can help.

LTC NEWS provides free assistance with no obligation to help you or a loved one complete the claims process with a Long-Term Care Insurance policy. We have teamed up with Amada Senior Care, who will do all the work, free with no obligation. 

You can also get support in finding quality caregivers and get recommendations for a proper care plan, whether a person has a policy or not. - Filing a Long-Term Care Insurance Claim | LTC News

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Today's reverse mortgages for those aged 62 and older could be an ideal resource to fund a Long-Term Care Insurance policy OR even provide money to pay for care if you, or a loved one, already needs help and assistance.  

Some people have much of their savings invested in their homes. With today's reverse mortgages, you can find ways to fund care solutions, care itself, even help with cash flow during your retirement. 

Learn more by asking questions to an expert. LTC NEWS columnist and host of the TV Show "62 Who Knew" will answer your questions regarding caregiving, aging, health, retirement planning, long-term care, and reverse mortgages. 

- Just "Ask Mike." - Reverse Mortgages | LTC News.

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