Care recipient (cr) has trouble remembering family members and old friends who come to visit him her

Try: Remind cr who the visitor is if he she doesn’t seem to know don’t argue if cr is confused respond to the feelings that cr expresses if cr gets upset try to distract cr by talking about something different remember not to take it personally if cr doesn’t recognize the visitor is unkind or gets angry cr is acting out of confusion

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Personal, Social, Cognitive Awareness, 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: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Visit visiting got angry doesn’t remember me doesn’t recognize me upset confused angry memory loss cognitive impairment

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

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