Care recipient (cr) has loud verbal outbursts or yels

Try: Provide adequate meals snacks to minimize hunger have a regular toileting schedule to minimize incontinence make sure there are frequent position changes if bedridden or in a chair lower stress in the environment minimize the noise and avoid over stimulation approach cr with a soft soothing voice call cr by name and identify yourself explain in short simple sentences what the care giver cg is doing or going to do with cr break tasks into short steps briefly explaining each one try massage stroking cr cr’s hands arms or head

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, 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: Verbal outbursts yells yelling challenging behavior stress communication

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

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