Care recipient (cr) isn’t doing routine activities anymore and sometimes forgets what time it is or wjat dayu of the week it is

Try: Identify needs and resources for example medication monitoring personal care services meal services alternate services for handling money activity programs companion care etc monitor for changes in physical or emotional condition when there is a change in function build on cr’s interests and strengths what cr can still do; offer opportunities to use them structure routines and activities around cr’s previous life to provide familiarity and a sense of security

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, 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: planning guide for dementia care at home a reference tool for care managers by the alzheimer’s association, south central wisconsin chapter the wisconsin alzheimer’s institute and the wisconsin bureau of aging and long term care resources division of disability and elder services department of health and family services 2004 available at www dhs wisconsin gov

Keywords: Time warp routine daily care self care time date unaware forgets forgetfulness memory loss

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

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