Care recipient (cr) forgets familiar persons

Try: #remain calm and do not show your personal hurt at not being remembered #reassure the cr that you know about the memory loss and accept it without judgment #use simple answers with cr and avoid long explanations #prompt or cue the cr without embarrassing him or her for example say this is peter your grandson instead of don’t you remember peter #the cr may find it helpful to carry a small photo album with clearly labeled photos of commonly seen people in his or her life the album can be looked at periodically to refresh memory between visits or referred to quietly during gatherings

Materials: Small photo album and photos if useful

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Independence, Some Supervision, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory

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

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