Care recipient (cr) complains that his her thinking and processing of information is much slower than it used to be

Try: Try to slow down and simplify

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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

Information: Try breaking complex tasks and activities down into smaller steps try to allow cr extra time to respond to questions and to comprehend and learn new information try to avoid situations that are overstimulating for example noise crowds try suggesting a different activity or topic of conversation to help cr remain on task trty to encourage cr to ask others to slow down and repeat information

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Information thinking learning cognition

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