Care recipient (cr) has trouble understanding instructions and is easily frustrated

Try: Offer simple step-by-step instructions repeat instructions and allow more time for a response try not to interrupt don’t talk about cr as if he isn’t there don’t talk to cr using baby talk or a baby voice

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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

Information: With the responsible personwho will assume care if regular cg is absent

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: Communication communicating instructions frustrated frustration anger outbursts upset memory loss cognitive impairment challenging behavior

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

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