Examples of violent and aggressive outbursts may be kicking, biting, hitting, destruction of property and threatening family members. Caregivers may need to protect themselves and other family members from being harmed. Behaviours such as these may also affect the emotional and mental well-being of the caregiver and other family members.
A poor sleep routine can result in lower concentration and increased emotional outbursts for the person as they cope with being tired the next day. For caregivers they may spend most of the night awake with the person they care for. Then the caregiver may suffer himself or herself from fatigue, exhaustion and burnout.