Care recipient (cr) has trouble communicating his needs

Try: Use different words if cr doesn’t understand what was said the first time for example if cr is asked whether he is hungry and cr doesn’t respond try saying dinner is ready now let let’s eat try not to say don’t you remember or i told you

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: Go over any natural supplements or herbs you are taking with your healthcare provider to prevent any interactions

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 can’t find the right words doesn’t understand talking memory loss cognitive impairment doesn’t understand

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