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Insight (Others/Environment) | Management Strategies

  1. The person you care for may have difficulty understanding the emotions of others, and how they are perceived by others. Make sure you state your emotion and how you are feeling about them in conversation. For example, if they help you with the dinner, say afterwards "Thank you for helping me. That made me so happy. I am proud of you, you worked hard." Tell your friends and family to do this as well.

  2. If the person you care for has difficulty acknowledging hazards and dangers, take a look at their home environment. Try to find ways to minimize possible risks. For example, you may install switches on the stove to prevent its use.

  3. When the person you care for is acting in an unconcerned manner towards a serious situation, stay calm and composed. It is important to try and contain your frustration or irritation, because this could cause the person you care for to become agitated or anxious.

  4. If the person you care for has difficulty telling apart real and unreal experiences, try to avoid watching television programs which could scare them if they think they are real. This may also reduce nightmares which they may interpret as true.

See Also:
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Comprehension/ Understanding
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Inappropriate Language and Behaviour
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Unsafe Actions
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Delusions and Paranoia
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