Caregiver Training: Agitation and Anxiety | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program

Caregiver Training: Agitation and Anxiety | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver.

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50 Comments

  1. JB M4 on March 24, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    this is what the goverment caused us, so much to retire and enjoy life, theyll just be the burden keeping their next generation busy, untill they become the same. my parents are 50 and totally demented and are draining everything because they think they’re always right.



  2. Gerri Miller on March 24, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    I give 2 options to my clients which help them to choose what to wear. Patience also helps🥰



  3. HardyStudioFX on March 24, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t know why I’m gonna post this comment but i think that’s gonna release some pain.

    I have no siblings to help me and i was very young at that time, i had a difficult time dealing with my father ( may allah have mercy on his soul and grant him paradise ) he was very agressif and anxious i didn’t know how to act. It was outrageous sometimes.
    Here i am now facing the same situation 1 year later with my uncle, i’m like his son he was always present for me, he taught me almost everything and i will never be able to return the "goods" he did back. I try to contain my emotions but im feeling like im turning to a cyborg, being empty inside.

    No words can describe how it feels, nobody can truly understand the situation but the only thing important is to be patient.



  4. Tennessee Girl on March 24, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    That is really sweet and unrealistic of how it would work with my mom



  5. Jack Of All Trades, Master of None on March 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    For those of you taking care of your loved ones, hang in there, it’s not easy, I know, I’ve been there. It is stressful but in the end, you will know you did the right thing. You will have no regrets. But when it gets to the point where it’s no longer manageable, get professional help. The last 2 years of my mom’s life, we had to put her in a memory care facility. Very expensive, but worth every penny to be able to release some of that stress. I had no support from my brothers. I had to sell their house and all their belongings and we lived 11 hours away, so it wasn’t easy to say the least. But now she isn’t suffering any longer. God has come to take her. Stay strong!



  6. Guillermina Fuentes on March 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    This B daughter doesn’t want to help, she’s the one is irritating her Mom,,, I saw this scenarios many times and regularly comes from the family, not the employees, of course, there are exceptions.
    I don’t like daughter attitude



  7. Moon on March 24, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    A month ago my 85 year old grandma with alzheimer came to live with us. I’ve met her like 4 times in my entire life, and so I never really felt anything about her. Now I despise her. Everythings going to hell, she randomly comes to me and say some gibberish, wakes me up in the middle of the night for more gibberish, makes a mess wherever she passes through, and I kid you not, she took a dump in the shower room. I fear shes gonna live to the point she wont be able to wipe her own ass and I or my mom will have to do it. I’m pretty sure wiping her mother in law’s ass wasnt what my mom was expecting to do when she said yes to my dad’s proposal. My god, if this is a nightmare then wake me up



  8. Joyce Weber on March 24, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    I am taking care of my 62 year old sister she is augmented and I have taken care of her for 4 years.I am angry that this falls on me with no help from my siblings.My life with her has stopped.I am a widow and I get depressed looking at my life now.I do get angry .I say things I shouldn’t say.This is so hard!I love my sister but I don’t like her.We use to have so much fun but it’s gotten to the point where she can’t even finish a sentence.I pray for patience.



  9. Psalm 37v4 on March 24, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Doesn’t always work



  10. Austin Christenson on March 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    My grandmother has dimentia and acts out wildly. Her level of resistance is almost unbearable.



  11. poot and beans on March 24, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    I would say the daughter was more irritable, agitated, and mean.



  12. Digital Design and Innovation on March 24, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    I couldn’t get through the first 10 seconds- this is so scripted and not true to reality. Please do not misrepresent such a hard issue.



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  14. Sharon Mathers on March 24, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Mom doing. Samething .but. now mom is in. The. Nursing homes.



  15. Valerie Smith on March 24, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    This is another godsend



  16. Bernice Garvin on March 24, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    I can tell you from 21 yrs of experience that kindness goes a long ways never force anything, only encourage. Patience & passion is the key.



  17. Isaac Harrison on March 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    2 years was really a torment for me, all thanks to Dr. Gbenga who cured me with his herbal mixture for dementia



  18. Jasmine on March 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    0:50 ugh she came in with that tone
    No wonder she’s resistant; I’d probs tear up if she came to me like that
    🙈 her tone from even outside the door



  19. ahnanda68 on March 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Yeah it’s so irritable when you know you have all the patience in the world but it still doesn’t help anyting seriously 😒 it doesn’t seem to matter there comes a time and a place where you know what I think it’s best if the caregiver recognize hey man my life matters too… I hope I find some wisdom and some things that you have shared cuz this is the first time wOW omg 😳❤️



  20. Sharon Mathers on March 24, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Mom had. Dementia too.



  21. Amanda Bailey on March 24, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Best tip from this was the clothing.. simplify wardrobe choise and have easier to put on clothing ..helps so much!



  22. Chris Lim on March 24, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    I am overwhelmed and depressed trying to help my elderly father. I don’t know how others are doing. 😔



  23. WarrWillow of Asher on March 24, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Oh man… this is “easy” but the amount of self care necessary is……… major major major….



  24. Ta Lori on March 24, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    I’m a caregiver and am as nice and sweet as a butterfly but sometimes I have to tell miss thing, “Don’t raise your voice at me or don’t be mean or let’s not talk until you feel better”. We used to get along so well. Now I’m on eggshells. Nothing I do is right and everything I do is not enough. I understand this is what happens, so I’m just putting my emotions aside and work around her until we part ways.
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  25. Crystalline on March 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    This video was helpful and more realistic in approaching problems



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  27. Dan de la Torre on March 24, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you for this. 🙏



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  29. Daron Olenus on March 24, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Women are the superior gender when it comes to dealing with dementia. As a man I’m really jealous. After working a 14 hour day I’m so burnt out I simply can’t cope with all the negativity. Truth is dementia doesn’t get better 😥😥🤯😩😩



  30. Francisco P on March 24, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    A previous care giver i had, with some frustration but NO agresion, changed my mom’s diapers, for many days. Do you think she can recall thos events and probably be de reason that my mom nowadays goes totally mad when I try to help her or change her? Is that possible for a dementia patient recall those negative situations and not the good ones?



  31. SuperQdaddy on March 24, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Not that easy



  32. Jack Of All Trades, Master of None on March 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Here is my story, my Mom. She passed away in 2019. She lived a full life, lived to be 90. But dementia took her life, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/bTWLPwLdECk



  33. charjl on March 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    I work with dementia patients, and there’s one guy who always says "Go with the flow". I think it’s relevant here.



  34. Brianna on March 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    3:25 🤣 She’s sick of her shit!!! I would be too



  35. Alan Roberts on March 24, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    0:17 "my mom’s become resistant to my help."
    Seems like "I’ll never do it her way" to the mother.
    The daughter could use assertiveness training. To be assertive instead of aggressive or passive.



  36. Michael Skyland on March 24, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    “It begins with you.” Oh, gosh, I hope not!



  37. cindy lou on March 24, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    The Bible only commands that we HONOR thy father and mother – God doesn’t command we have to love them. Get SO tired of hearing "your loved one" in all things eldercare. It’s more about family duty for many of us. Wish someone would think of a better more all- encompassing term.



  38. ARTURO SIERRA on March 24, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Living in the film



  39. H. M. on March 24, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    The way she opened that door, she would have scared the life out of me.
    The second part was much more calming, and in a loving tone.



  40. Bejli Çaushaj on March 24, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    There are times when my grandma will say lots of negative things or acuse me for letting her down. I don’t care and never lost my temper and go on with her as usual until I get to trick her to restby giving her a chocolate bar. It is the same as taking care of a baby, but with a downgrading difference, that this baby won’t learn anything new but only forget. The main issue for me is that after I’m done with everything and go out I have developed a grumpy atyitude at the others and skip most of the social interactions.



  41. Matthew Wisniewski on March 24, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve just started at a work place, I’ve seen this disease destroy my family members.



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  43. Living With Thunder - Alzheimer's on March 24, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    A care givers must read Joe Brazeal Author of "Living with Thunder Alzheimer’s untold a family’s journey"
    https://youtu.be/q5XLnrDaUS0



  44. Wayfairer on March 24, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    There is no particular way to dealing with patients of Alzheimer’s. Caregivers’ frustration will remain no matter what.



  45. NOAH R on March 24, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Just let her be just hang with her and be gentle ok.



  46. Inorganic Produce on March 24, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    for my confused patients, I have to be simple and straightforward, and everything has to be logical in simple terms. For example, if I have to get a patient up for therapy one day, and if they give issues, being kind and reassuring makes them feel like they can push me around. I have to be kind and straightforward, not nice and willing to get ice cream. Sometimes, I have to be terse, and being a little terse while explaining is what works the best.



  47. Alena duplantier on March 24, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Is this acting or an actual Alzheimer’s patient?



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  49. Christopher Sedlak on March 24, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    thanks!



  50. Luisditaa on March 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I’m not a english native speaker. Watching this is like tho cds that come with learning books. Totally unrealistic