People who have Alzheimer’s may experience emotional contagion.
Posted Jun 09 2013 12:00am
Here is an important piece of research for those who care for loved ones or clients with dementia.
As with babies, and other animals, your emotions can be contagious. This can result in patients becoming needlessly upset. This is why the professionals must be trained and disciplined.
This is why it is important that the caregiver remains calm and quiet. People with dementia do not have those inhibitions that cause them to stop and take it easy. You can transmit your emotions to others.