Care recipient (cr) displays inappropriate or impulsive sexual behavior

Try: Try not to overreact or confront cr; respond calmly and firmly; distract and redirect cr’s attention to something else try no to give mixed sexual messages-even in jest try to distract cr while you are performing personal care activities try checking room temperature ensure cr’s toileting needs are met monitor cr to rule out medical problems try to meet cr’s basic need for touch and warmth offer cr soothing objects hand or back massage try to remove cr from inappropriate places by establishing a routine that will keep cr busy

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Personal, Sexuality Intimacy, Social, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, 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

Information: If it is pertinent if he she repeats the information it is best not to say anything about it cr may only feel embarrassed and frustrated unnecessarily if cr hears better when others talk louder this may mean cr has a hearing loss try suggesting to cr that he she get a hearing aid if cr already has one check the batteries and make sure the hearing aid is fitted right in cr’s ear

References: basic suggestions to improve care by northwestern university feinberg school of medicine 2002 available at www brain northwestern edu

Keywords: Inappropriate behavior impulsive sexual behavior sexual advances public masturbation impulse control

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

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