Care recipient (cr) repeatedly packs and unpacks a bag or rearranges the chairs in a room

Try: Try making the action a topic of conversation like reminiscing over a favorite vacation trip or favorite place that cr loved visiting touring cr may also be doing these repetitive actions because he she is bored or needs wants more contact with people you might try asking cr if he she would like to go out and do something like see a movie or walk the mall

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, 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: unusual behaviourby janet keane 2010 available at www alzheimers org uk

Keywords: Repeats repetitive body movements phrases boredom pacing anxious communication

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

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