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This happens especially when I go downstairs and he is upstairs. Any suggestions?

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Alexander, I can just imagine how that could grind on the nerves. If the sound of him pounding on his chair sounds like a boxer practicing on a punching bag, maybe use that to relate to the sound.... then that way it won't be so grinding.
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His problem is dementia, so I know this is one of the many behaviors that come with it. Guess I was just venting.
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If the problem isn't dementia, calmly say that kind of behavior is why people get placed in a nursing home. It worked with my Dad, although the problem wasn't the same, just obnoxious behavior.
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Do you have professional ear protection - like the "muffs" worn over the head? They block out a lot of noise.
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You are right! He is reacting to my not being there! The only thing it hurts is my nerves! Just one of those things we have to accept! Thanks.
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Does it hurt anything if he pounds on his chair? If it doesn't, I would say to ignore it the best you can and do the things you need to do. I suspect that he is just reacting to you being gone.
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