Care recipient (cr) gets caught up with one idea or activity

Try: Try not to dismiss the concern attempt to reassure the cr if the cr is obsessed with a specific person try asking that person to discuss the concerns with the cr ask a family member to discuss the concerns with cr sometimes a non-family member can get better results establish routines for example locking the door and leaving the house the same way each time this will allow you to reassure the cr that the task has been completed set fixed time limits for example scheduling a certain time and number of minutes to talk about the topic each day read some material on obsessive compulsive disorders ocd or delusions this may help you better understand cr and not get so frustrated when he or she obsesses or repeats

Materials: Books or internet resources on obsessive compulsive disorders ocd or delusions

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from www hdsa org a caregiver’s guide to huntington’s disease by huntington’s disease society of america 2011

Keywords: Fixations obsessions repetition repeats false beliefs false accusations obsessive compulsive delusions delusional

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

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