Care recipient (cr) suddenly becomes angry or physically violent reacting to stress or frustration

Try: Protect yourself try to remain calm distract cr by talking about something else offering a favorite food or a different activity if cr is unable to be controlled or redirected remove yourself from the room and get help in handling the situation

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, 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: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Angry catastrophe stress violent challenging behavior outbursts

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

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