caregiver (cg) who visits the care recipent cg in his or her home needs tips to make the visit go well and enjoyable

Try: Plan the visit for when the cr is at his or her best for example don’t go visit late in the day if this is a time when the cr gets tired and agitated call the cr before you go to find out when would be a good time to visit consider taking some kind of activity that the cr would enjoy such a good book to read or photo album to look at this may be helpful if the cr is bored or confused and needs to be redirected however be prepared to skip the activity if it is not needed or if the cr is not receptive to it make good eye contact call the cr by name to get his or her attention remain calm and be quiet don’t talk in a loud voice don’t talk to the cr as if he or she is a child respect the cr cr’s personal space and don’t get too close

Materials: Book photo album or other activities that the cr would enjoy

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from www nika nih gov caring for a person with alzheimer alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011

Keywords: Visiting visits

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

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