Care recipient (cr) is overreacting and hostile over nothing

Try: Do your best to find out if the cr is frightened or confused over something whether imagined or real if possible remove the cr from that situation or object do not try and get the cr to explain his or her behavior it is usually not something he or she can control divert the cr’s attention with simple tasks and activities if you are in danger leave the area and call for help

Materials: n/a

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from the caregiver’s guide by caroline rob r n

Keywords: Agitation agitate annoy upset hostile hostility fear overreacting

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

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