Care recipient (cr) gets upset and acts out when at the doctor’s office

Try: Make an appointment during tcr tcr’s best time of day and when the office is not very crowded let the office staff know before the visit about cr cr’s behavior problems ask them for help to make the visit go smoothly don’t tell cr about the visit until the day of the visit or even right before it is time to go if visiting the doctor makes cr nervous be positive and matter of fact take something cr likes to eat or drink and any materials or activities cr enjoys have a friend or family member go with the care giver cg so that one person can stay with cr while the other speaks with the doctor take a brief summary listing cr cr’s medical history primary care doctor and current medications

Materials: Snack or beverage cr likes book or other activity cr enjoys brief medical history of cr

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, 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: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Doctor visits visiting the doctor odd behavior challenging behavior

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

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