The Care recipient (cr) steals things when he she goes out to a store

Try: Keep in mind that the cr may have forgotten that he she must pay for things in a store put a self adhesive name tag on the cr when he she goes out that says i am memory impaired make a wallet sized card that says i am memory impaired and tell the cr to keep it in his her wallet when he she goes shopping make sure the cr has the card with him her when they go shopping this may help the cr feel less embarrassed when they do take something without paying for it

Materials: Self adhesive name tag wallet sized card index card black marker pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Legal

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References: Adapted from alzheimer alzheimer’s association 2011 unpredictable situations available from www alz org

Keywords: Shoplifting steals things challenging behavior difficult behavior

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

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