The Care recipient (cr) gets mad at the caregiver (cg) and the cg doesn’t understand why

Try: It may be that the cr doesn’t recognize who the cg is try approaching the cr slowly and make sure the cr can see the cg clearly explain why the cg is there and what the cg is going to do for the cr use short simple statements like ‘i’m going to help you take your coat off ‘ if the cg doesn’t explain things the cr may feel he she is being attacked and the cr may continue acting mad and defensive

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Maintenance, 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: Adapted from the alzheimer scotland – action on dementia national office 1991 understanding and dealing with challenging behaviour available at

Keywords: Aggressive aggressive behavior challenging behavior mad angry upset

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

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