A former mechanic or tinkerer is unable to work on cars due to dementia and low vision

Try: #if a Care recipient (cr) wants to do mechanical things but can no longer safely work with most machines cars or tools try designing a workstation that includes some of the tools and functions the cr previously enjoyed design the station with an eye for safe and interesting features #ask the cr to repair broken pottery or clocks or to clean various car parts for you #don’t expect or push the cr to do the job expertly; however encourage the cr to work on the projects as long as they continue to hold the cr’s interest #over time the cr may lose interest or knowledge of relevant skills be willing to let the time the cr did those things pass even if it hurts to see the cr turn from skills and activities that once seemed a part of who the cr was

Materials: Tools that can be handled safely non-toxic manual or blunt tools and compounds workstation at a special table or wall mount old car parts wind-up clocks wooden assembly kits pottery in need of repair

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Social, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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