I have noticed that care givers are experiencing more problems with loved ones with PSP becoming unreasonable and sometimes violent. I dealt with individuals with dual diagnosis and neurological and mental illness. My CPI training has been very helpful . I know it is harder not to get hooked when your loved one gets unreasonable but it helps to recognise what is happening and have tools to defuse a harmful situation to safeguard yourself and your loved one. I know our first response would be to rush in and stop someone from getting hurt but if you do that while an individual is acting on a compulsive obsessive disorder you may very likely both get hurt. Than you will not be able to look after any one . It is very helpful to know what to do to defuse and prevent things from escalating. Also safe ways to get out of holds grabs bites hair pulls without any one getting hurt. There are courses on this on line too. It is worth a look if you are starting to feel unsafe or uncertain what to do.Noella21
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