Care recipient (cr) is distressed or agitated about something

Try: Allow space for cr to exit invite cr to go outside as long as further agitation isn’t a possibility provide a safe environment for both cr and the care giver

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, 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: Distressed agitated agitation upset delusions delusional hallucinations hallucinates anger

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

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