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“Combative Behavior” vs “Self Preservation”

Combative behavior is a common description for behaviors exhibited by some people with Alzheimer’s disease. Para professionals, professionals and family commonly use words like; combative, difficult, un-cooperative and disrespectful to describe behavior that they feel is inappropriate. With that in mind let’s think about this scenario from the perspective of a person with Alzheimer’s disease: […]


I share this story with a smile and a tear. My mother always made the best lemon meringue pie. My mother’s Alzheimer’s disease left her dealing with things in ways that did not always seem sensible to my dad. My dad was her primary caregiver until her end of life. He always tried to keep […]