In this video, Marc E. Agronin, MD, discusses several factors that may play a role in agitation. One would be underlying medical causes. It could be an acute disease state impairing brain function. And the list goes on.
Marc E. Agronin, MD
Agitation can worsen function, pose safety concerns, and increase caregiver stress. It can be both confusing and frustrating to understand and manage these behaviors, but there are several approaches that can make all the difference.
Brain damage associated with dementia impairs affective regulation and executive function, and degrades cholinergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic pathways. Dr Marc Agronin explains.
Persons with dementia can still retain the capacity to experience humor, joy, and mutual interactions. Therein lie the seeds of a new perspective on aging.
There is no magic pill or fountain of youth that can build a better older brain, but there are several key strategies.