Agitated confrontations with an Alzheimer’s patient can be disruptive and hurtful to both the person and the caregiver. Behavioral intervention may help. Begin by correctly identifying what has triggered the agitation. This can be useful in selecting a helpful course of action. Often the trigger is a change in the person’s environment such as new living arrangements, traveling, bathing, the presence of houseguests, or hospitalization. A fundamental intervention involves redirecting the person’s attention, not arguing or being confrontational. Some other strategies include: simplifying tasks, routines, and the environment, allow rest between stimulating events, use labels to cue or remind the person, or use lighting to reduce confusion and restlessness at night.