Care recipient (cr) doesn’t concentrate very well and has trouble having a conversation with someone

Try: Ry to be sure you have cr’s attention call him her by name let cr see your face as you talk hearing is easier when looking at the person who is talking try to reduce or eliminate competing sounds for example turn down the tv or radio; if noise is coming from the next room close the door to shut it out try to reduce the time listening is required cr may be able to concentrate well for a short period and after a rest may be ready to concentrate again

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Medical Physical, Personal, Social, Hearing, So-So Hearing, Poor Hearing, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: basic suggestions to improve care by northwestern university feinberg school of medicine 2002 available at www brain northwestern edu

Keywords: Converation communication concentration

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

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