Care recipient (cr) acts impulsively and has problems with self control

Try: Develop a special stop and think signal that you can use to alert the cr when he or she is doing or saying something inappropriate for example you could try raising your finger or saying a special word suggest that cr stop and think slow down and consider other options suggest a different activity or topic of conversation discuss the consequences of out of control behavior in private with the cr after the fact praise and reward cr for appropriate behaviors avoid comparing past and present behaviors this may confuse the cr

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Social, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: Adapted from www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date

Keywords: Impulse control impulsive self control inappropriate behavior embarrassing public behavior challenging behavior

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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