III. BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS: UNDERLYING CAUSES AND POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS

The following are a number of the most common behavioral problems found in persons with Alzheimer's Disease together with possible underlying causes that the caregiver may want to consider as potential precipitants.

A variety of environmental suggestions for intervention are provided to help address the problem. It should be stressed that overall there is still only a limited understanding of how the disease affects behavior and the underlying causes of changes. Moreover, choices of environmental modifications have to be made in relation to individual situations which are likely to vary considerably.

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