Common Elderly "Difficult" Behaviors
Caregivers and families often deal with difficult behaviors when caring for loved ones. Sometimes, loved ones have always been difficult however, new behaviors or personality changes can indicate developments in senior health, such as dementia, depression, UTI (urinary tract infection), and medications.
Common difficult behaviors can include:
Anger, hostility, frustrations or outbursts
Verbal or physical abusive behavior
Refusing personal hygiene
Inappropriate behavior, offensive language
Obsessive or compulsive behavior