Care recipient (cr) sometimes hides things and then forgets where they are or forgets that he or she hid them at all

Try: However impatient you feel try to be reassuring avoid leaving important documents lying around and make sure you have a spare set of keys try and find out cr cr’s hiding places so that you can tactfully help find’missing items if cr hides food check hiding places regularly and discreetly dispose of any perishable items

Materials: Spare set of car keys

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, 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: unusual behaviourby janet keane 2010 available at www alzheimers org uk

Keywords: Hides things hidden forgets memory loss forgetfulness forgot lost loses missing misplaces misplac

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

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