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My dad is a dementia patience for more than 2 years now as an effect as the oxygen didnt reached his brain when his heart beats stopped for 30 mins as he got heart attacked before. For his condition, he can eat very well and able to communicate eventhough what he usually says involved hallucination and confused statements. What that worries me is last 2 weeks he started to loss his temper and gets angry all the time. We also realised his head's skull is having few shrinking marks that get more obvious these days. What should I do next to cope with his aggresive attitude and to help him gets better? Thanks doctor


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replied June 28th, 2014
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

If your father has dementia, then he may be facing problems with memory. If he is having hallucinations then he may be suffering from some psychiatric disorder as well. Anger and aggression may be a part of the problems he faces due to memory loss or due to the psychiatric problem. It is important to show him to a therapist and get a complete neuro-psychiatric assessment. Hope this helps. Take care!


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