Care recipient (cr) has delusions sometimes and needs to be calmed down

Try: Avoid trying to convince cr that his her delusions are not real instead display sensitivity to his her feelings by saying things such as this must feel very frightening to you, how can i be of some help lower the stimulation in the room background noise such as a radio may be contributing to distractions or hallucinations reduce movement in the surrounding area too much movement may distract or distress cr

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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

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References: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Challenging behavior delusions delusional upset hallucinations hallucinates sees things hears things

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

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