A majority of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) display behavioral disturbances of varying degrees of severity. These disturbances include both behavioral excesses and deficits. The behavioral excesses reported in this population include physical aggression, wandering, and disruptive vocalization, to name but a few (Burgio et al., 1988b). Disruptive behaviors have been reported in at least 50% of individuals diagnosed with DAT (Cummings et al., 1987). Research has shown that individuals with dementia frequently display severe deficits in performing activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, and dressing (Burgio et al., 1988b). Although these deficits are, in part, a natural result of the dementing illness, it has long been recognized by gerontologists that many demented individuals display “excess deficits” (Brody et al., 1971), i.e., symptoms of functional incapacity greater than those warranted by the actual organic impairment.