Caregivers often encounter a wide range of behavior in care recipients cr the following are some common examples of bad behavior with some suggestions for…

Try: Caregivers often encounter a wide range of behavior in care recipients cr the following are some common examples of bad behavior with some suggestions for the caregiver the cr has strange obsessions saving tissues worrying if its time to take their meds constantly picking at their skin hypochondria are all types of obsessive behaviors that disrupt the daily lives of crs and their caregivers obsession is sometimes related to an addictive personality or a past history of obsessive compulsive disorder ocd caregiver response view the cr’s obsessive-compulsive behaviors as a symptom not a character flaw watch for signs that certain events trigger the obsession if the obsession seems to be related to a specific event or activity avoid it as much as possible the cr engages in hoarding when a cr hoards the on-set of alzheimer alzheimer’s or dementia could be at fault someone someone’s pre-alzheimer pre-alzheimer’s personality may trigger hoarding behavior at the onset of the disease caregiver response you can try to reason and even talk about items to throw out and give away or create a memory box a place to keep special things with extreme hoarders medication and family counseling could make a big difference in how you cope and manage the cr refuses to let outside caregivers into her house the presence of an outsider suggests to the cr that their family can’t or doesn’t want to take care of their needs it also can make a cr feel vulnerable caregiver response constant reassurance is necessary understanding the cr cr’s fear and vulnerability is necessary in order for you to cope with this problem have serious talks with them and realize the first time may not work it could take several months convince them the cr has money issues some caregivers are pulling out their hair over a cr’s money habits the ability to handle one one’s own money is about power and independence if age or disease takes away some of your independence in other areas a person is apt to try to make up for this loss in another way caregiver response the cr will insist there is no problem it it’s their money and they can spend it as they choose they do have a right to an extent to spend their money as they see fit for over-spenders when their spending habits are draining the last of their finances or forcing others to cover expenses they should be paying for themselves it it’s time to step in sometimes it may help to bring in a third party to show the cr a problem exists the cr wants all the caregiver caregiver’s time and attention once a person becomes a caregiver the cr might construe that commitment as a 24-hour full-time job however the caregiver has other priorities including work family etc caregiver response this is a time when a caregiver needs to make themselves a priority caregiving is stressful but when it turns into a full-time job with a demanding cr it is a recipe for caregiver burnout don’t get lost in caring for others make yourself a priority information references adapted from www agingcare com

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

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