04 Dec 2023
30 Nov 2023
Aggression is a common condition in the elderly. Aggression in the elderly can have an impact on decreasing the patient’s and their families quality of life. Aggression in the elderly is associated with dementia, socioeconomic factors as well as biological factors. The type of dementia related to aggression is frontotemporal dementia. Biological factors that play a role are neurotransmitters, genetics, gender and hormones. Meanwhile, the socioeconomic factors that play a role in aggression in the elderly are financial condition and also the relationship between the patient and his family. Treatment for aggression in the elderly can be divided into psychotherapy and pharmacodynamics. Anger management therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are the psychotherapy of choice in cases of aggression in elderly.