Care recipient (cr) has difficulty maintaining attention

Try: Keep the communication as simple as possible if the cr has difficulty maintaining attention long or complex instructions or sentences don’t work talk slowly with clear language and simple words another possibility is to try to hold the cr cr’s attention during conversation try to show interest and maintain eye contact make sure to have the cr cr’s attention before speaking and use the cr cr’s name to when communicating remember always remain patient and calm with the cr especially if he or she suddenly loses focus or becomes distracted

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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