Care recipient (cr) gets upset and anxious because he or she is having trouble keeping things straight and remembering things

Try: Try to establish predictable routines for the cr cr’s daily life try to make the cr cr’s life less complex sometimes handing off a job that has become too difficult will significantly decrease the cr cr’s anxiety break up even simple tasks into smaller parts to make it easier for the cr to do try to pay attention regarding what makes the cr anxious the cr may worry less when he or she knows in advance about changes to routines you also could try telling cr right before the event happens

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: With cr sometimes information is taken more seriously when it comes from someone outside the family

References: Adapted from www hdsa com a caregiver’s guide to huntington’s disease by huntington’s disease society of america 2011

Keywords: Anxious anxiety nervous memory loss forgetfulness forgets

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

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