Care recipient (cr) has sudden outbursts of anger and gets frustrated or agitated over minor annoyances

Try: Approach the cr calmly and allow yourself to take a break when necessary try to consistently react to certain behaviors in a certain way often a consistent approach helps to manage difficult behaviors develop a plan for the cr to manage frustration or anger this might mean taking a walk or going to another room and turning on the television this can be a good signal to others in the family that the cr needs to be alone for awhile encourage cr to recognize when he she is becoming angry or frustrated help him her learn to ask for a break or some space to calm down prepare cr for challenging situations when possible simplify tasks and provide a consistent structured environment try to avoid surprises cr may react better when he she is prepared and can anticipate a change in plans rehearse and role play specific situations to boost cr’s confidence in managing life outside the home reinforce all of cr’s efforts to use effective anger management strategies

Materials: n/a

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date

Keywords: Outbursts anger challenging behavior frustrated annoyed agitated

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.