Frequent chatter by Care recipient (cr) irritates caregiver and others

Try: #when you become aware of excessive talking or chattering try to address any physical needs such as hunger thirst or bathroom needs that may be making the cr physically uncomfortable ask the cr how he or she feels insecurity loneliness anxiety or fear may contribute to chattering #offer activities the cr likes for example coloring pictures sewing and playing cards #encourage the cr to talk about life experiences both past and present #listen attentively and repeat some of what the cr says in your own words asking for more

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Social

Information: Or details so the cr knows you are interested #share some of your own thoughts and experiences to engage the cr in a conversation that involves give and take between the two of you # reinforce the cr’s willingness to be a listener as well as a talker by showing appreciation when the cr listens and converses rather than just talking over others if you can do so kindly and appropriately let the cr know that you enjoy sharing your thoughts with him or her information

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

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