Care recipient (cr) sometimes has catastrophic reactions to an irritating event

Try: Don’t argue with cr’s reality doing so is like holding a book up and insisting it’s an apple; it will only frighten and confuse cr remember that it’s not necessary to agree or disagree simply validate the cr’s feelings try calmly using a chosen phrase a daughter might say i’m listening dad; a niece might stick with okay uncle i will take care of that

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, 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: guide to living with dementia by home watch care givers available at www homewatchcaregivers com

Keywords: Delusion imagining things accuses upset angry delusion

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

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