caregiver (cg) has trouble communicating the need for the Care recipient (cr) to participate willingly in many of the necessary daily activities such as bathing showering dressing eating etc

Try: Make some flash cards that describe positive feelings that come with the activities bathing showering give cr a card that says that a bath or shower is a great way to feel relaxed and smell clean dressing give cr a card that says putting on clean clothes means i am ready to enjoy the activities of the day mealtime give cr a card that relates the smells coming from the kitchen with a happy memory holidays baking with my daughter meals that were shared with relatives etc cards could also be developed and given when the cr asks the same questions the next time the question is asked the cg could gently refer the cr to the card he she is holding with the answer

Materials: Index cards pen

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted in part from article unlocking the silent prison

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

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