Care recipient (cr) has trouble controlling temper and often yells or screams at caregiver

Try: #if the cr’s yelling and screaming are new behaviors encourage the cr to see a doctor as these may be symptoms of any number of medical conditions if the cr is seeing a doctor make sure these symptoms are reported to the doctor the symptoms may be very treatable #when an episode of yelling occurs respond by speaking in a firm voice at a lower volume than the cr possibly the cr will stop yelling to hear what you are saying if not call a halt to your involvement in the episode by saying stop we will take a break and continue what we’re doing when you stop yelling at me if it is safe to leave the cr step away from the cr for a few minutes if it’s not safe to leave because you are bathing the cr or giving wound care for example finish what you are doing get the cr into a safe situation and then step away for a few minutes #while some cr’s verbal aggression is life long some only gain the behavior as a result of infection dementia psychosis or brain injury there is no point in blaming the cr for the behavior set safe appropriate boundaries that take the cr’s condition into account #take care of yourself by knowing your limits and seeking professional and personal support for yourself and the cr

Materials: Firm voice support

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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