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Can aggressive nature be a symptom of alzheimer's patient ?

Hello Doctor! My father & mother are supposedly suffering from Alzheimer since last 3-4 years & 6-7 years, respectively. The current age of parents is approaching 80 years. My father at times becomes very angry with personnel attending to him or around him for no reasons and then he becomes physical and tries to beat the person. This situation becomes very difficult for the person attending to him. My Q is that whether this behaviour is also related to Alzheimer & what is the remedial/best line of action to handle such situations?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,

I would want to tell you that these symptoms are common with Alzheimer's disease . Apart from the dementia or memory loss they have, they also suffer from what is known as cognitive behavior changes due to which they act in an unpredictable way .

You may have to consult a psychiatrist for the same and review his medicines , the changes in the drug/ dose will take care of the problems and mood swings

Wish your family good health
Answered: Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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