Care recipient (cr) often has emotional responses that don’t fit the situation

Try: Try to reassure cr that you understand that his or her display of emotion even though it may not match the situation be nonjudgmental try to help family and friends understand sudden shifts in cr’s mood try to distract cr change the topic or try to re-focus the cr cr’s interest to something else

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Sexuality Intimacy, Social, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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

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References: 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 available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Inappropriate reactions mood swings

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