caregiver (cg) needs to know the best way to react to a challenging behavior of the Care recipient (cr)

Try: Don’t immediately assume that the cr is being difficult on purpose this behavior could also be the reaction to some type of stimulus that is upsetting the cr or could also be caused by a change in medication the upsetting behavior represents a need of the cr that is not being met whether it is a physical or emotional need are they in pain or do they just need to know that you are nearby and they are safe realize that the cr usually has no control over the challenging behavior if you can’t immediately recognize and solve the problem try to be calm and reassuring and also try to redirect the attention of the cr don’t take the challenging behavior of the cr personally even though sometimes you will feel that it is directed entirely at you

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

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