25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Verbal and physical aggression
As the dementia worsens over time, it is not unusual for someone to become physically or verbally aggressive.
Verbal outbursts, including cursing, arguing, name calling, shouting, and threatening, are common, and some patients will even get physical, hitting and pushing caregivers, for example.
These aggressive acts often seem to come out of nowhere, but there's usually a reason behind the behavior that may not be readily apparent to family members or caregivers, such as physical discomfort, inability to communicate properly, or frustration at a situation.
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