Behaviors Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias

Behaviors Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias

Behaviors Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Changing Aging Through Research and Education

Outlined below are behaviors that may become evident with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The following chart may be helpful to indicate the prevalence of these behaviors.


  • Doesn’t recognize familiar surroundings or faces
  • Hearing/seeing/believing things that are not real
  • Demonstrates impaired perception of reality
  • Acts fearful without good reason
  • Wandering
  • Trying to leave home to look for something
  • Wanting to go outside without proper clothing
  • Loses way in familiar surroundings


  • Refusing to do personal care activities (bathing, dressing, eating etc.)
  • Refusing to get out of bed
  • Refusing to take medications
  • Refusing or unwilling to attend social activities


  • Easily frustrated
  • Physical altercations (push or strike out)
  • Yelling and/or swearing
  • Repetition
  • Repeating questions and/or words
  • Repeating stories
  • Repeating activities


  • Restless
  • Pacing around the house

Sexual Inappropriateness

  • Inappropriate with self
  • Inappropriate with others

False Accusations

  • Becomes suspicious
  • Reaches illogical conclusions
  • Missing items are “stolen”

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