Care recipient (cr) is in a bad mood and cranky

Try: Ask cr what the problem is determine if the cr cr’s mood or behavior is real perhaps you do not understand the situation if there is a real issue or problem ask cr how you can help work together with the cr to come up with a mutually beneficial solution write down what happened in a journal so that you can remember what intervention worked when the cr becomes cranky in the future you may be able to resolve the problem quickly by using the same intervention that worked before

Materials: Notebook pen and pencil

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from the internet website wikihow com how to deal with a cranky senior citizen by loryn s flickety and tom viren 2009

Keywords: Bad mood moody cranky mad irritable

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

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