Care recipient (cr) has a hard time understanding what people are saying

Try: Make eye contact to get cr’s attention and call cr by name be aware of voice tome and how loud voice is and body language body language is the message sent by the way a person holds his body for example if a person stands with his arms folded very tightly he may send a message that he is tense or angry be open to cr’s concerns even if he is hard to understand this helps cr feel better about himself use other methods besides speaking to help cr such as gentle touching to guide him try distracting cr if communication creates problems for example offer a fun activity such as a snack or a walk around the neighborhood

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, 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: With the responsible personwho will assume care if regular cg is absent

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Communication cognitive impairment connecting relationships bonding talking memory loss

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

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