Care recipient (cr) continually plucks at his or her clothing caregiver (cg) doesn’t understand the behavior and finds it irritating

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Materials: #plucking or pulling or picking at clothing sometimes occurs with conditions such as epilepsy delirium and dementia it can also be related to a psychiatric condition or significant stress since it can sometimes be associated with self-injuring behavior picking at skin repetitive scratching pinching etc keep an eye out for signs of harm bruising scratching or bleeding on arms hands thighs or face for example #a cr may start picking at his or her clothes as a progressive neurological disorder gets worse the behavior may disappear as other symptoms take its place pulling at clothing may be more bothersome to caregivers than to crs #if plucking is linked to obsessive compulsive behavior however and the cr has struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder ocd or anxiety in the past the cr’s anxiety level may rise with the symptom in that case help the cr lower the sources of stress and lessen the anxiety in his or her life

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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