Care recipient (cr) doesn’t want to go to an adult day care center

Try: Call it a seniors club rather than a day care center avoid making it sound child-like explain to the cr that going to the center will provide both of you with a break from each other explain to the cr that going to the center will provide him or her with an opportunity to be around other people and have fun things to do explain to the cr that the activities at the center may help delay the progression of his or her memory loss suggest that the cr try it out for a few hours a day or a week if the cr likes it you can increase the hours if the cr doesn’t like it try to find out why and see if some changes can be made at the center if not perhaps you can try another center that won’t have the particular issues that cr objects to

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Social, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with alzheimer alzheimer’s disease by staff writer no date

Keywords: Adult day care resistant memory loss respite

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

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