Care recipient (cr) gets agitated and is difficult to communicate with when he she is in this state of mind

Try: Speak in a calm slow voice give directions one at a time and in a clear manner explain things in a simple direct way avoid sarcasm avoid statements that could be confusing

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Challenging behavior angerm agitated agitation mad hostility hostile belligerent belligerence

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

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