Care recipient (cr) sometimes gets aggressive and hits others

Try: Try to identify what triggered the aggression so that the trigger can be eliminated or modified as soon as possible react in a calm reassuring way focus on the cr cr’s feelings reduce environmental distractions as much as possible like loud noises or potentially frightening shadows or movements redirect the cr to an enjoyable activity

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: tips for dealing with specific dementia problematic behaviors by carrie hill and natalie reiss 2008 available at

Keywords: Hits hitting mad slaps aggressive aggression upset

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

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