Care recipient (cr) has low impulse control that leads to thoughtless decisions recklessness temper outbursts and inappropriate sexual behavior

Try: Try setting predictable routines for daily living to help you manage cr’s activities try overseeing cr’s finances and restrict cr’s access to money try to keep a watchful eye on who cr spends time with cr may be easily influenced by peers to make poor decisions get rid of weapons and dangerous objects or at least put them under lock and key watch for developing obsessions with things like smoking caffeine or even internet use

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Sexuality Intimacy, Social, 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: With cr sometimes information is taken more seriously when it comes from someone outside the family

References: a caregiver’s guide to huntington’s disease by huntington’s disease society of america 2011 available at www hdsa org

Keywords: Imulse control thoughtless decisions recklessness temper outbursts inappropriate sexual behavior challenging behavior

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

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