What Are Responsive Behaviors

People with dementia often use behaviors such as wandering, pacing, cursing and calling out to tell us what they want or how they feel and there could be a number of reasons why it could be happening. If you’re caring for a person with dementia, you may have noticed that they sometimes respond to situations in unexpected or in appropriate ways. These reactions can be confusing or even scary to see, it’s important to understand that they’re happening for a reason. In this video, we’ll look at some of the most common types of responsive behaviors, and give you a few strategies for how to deal with them.