Care recipient (cr) displays difficult behavior

Try: #difficult behavior may result from unmet emotional needs the cr may behave in a difficult way to gain recognition affection or independence #don’t criticize the cr’s feelings or actions find something positive to say even though you may be frustrated or angry with the cr’s behavior #listen to the cr with compassion and try to disarm any anger #remember you don’t have to agree or disagree – just listen with a sympathetic ear #put yourself in the cr’s shoes the cr may resent not being as independent as before and may feel as if he or she is being treated like a child #validate the cr’s frustration with gentle questions about the situation such as what bothers you about taking a bath #try offering choices that restore the cr’s sense of control would you like to take your bath after breakfast or would you like to take it tonight #offer the cr attention affection and independence freely and show through example that the cr can have these things without resorting to difficult behavior

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

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

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