Care recipient (cr) wants to find his her car keys and go do something even though he she hasn’t driven in years

Try: Distract cr by starting a conversation to try to change the subject and get cr doing something else here’s an example cr i have to find my car keys you your car keys don’t tell cr he she hasn’t had a car and hasn’t driven for years cr yes i need to get home – lot lot’s of work to do you know you you are busy today don’t tell cr he she isn’t going home for hours cr hell yes i’m busy every day girlee you you like being busy try to find a topic of conversation that cr might accept discussing cr what planet do you live on i didn’t say i liked it i just have to work – like most of the rest of the world ya know cr cr’s getting a little frustrated but seems to have forgotten the keys you i know about work cr’s name i do some of that myself in fact i’m getting ready to fix some lunch for us care to join me cr lunch huh what are you having

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Medical Physical, 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: using validation therapy to manage difficult behaviors by jan allen no date available at www alzwell com

Keywords: Wants to leave car keys wants to drive agitated frustration driving diverting attention challenging behavior

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

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