This section talks about how dementia affects a person’s behaviour and how as a carer or a family member we can cope with managing this behavioural change.

Behaviour changes

Dementia affects people in different ways. Common behaviour changes that may occur when a person has dementia, and why these changes occur are explained under the behaviour changes section.

Understanding why someone is behaving in a particular way may help you with some ideas about how to cope.

Help Sheets on Changed behaviours and dementia provides some general guidelines on understanding and managing behaviour changes. 

For more information ring the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.