Care recipient (cr) has trouble learning and or remembering new information or skills

Try: Try breaking the skill into simple steps try to allow plenty of time for cr to practice try repeating the learning over several days try using something like a checklist to show cr when each step is complete if cr uses adaptive equipment such as a walker wheelchair or special seating try to introduce it before it is absolutely needed to allow cr time for learning and relearning

Materials: Paper and pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, 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 to break tasks into small steps and write them out try offering cr limited choices and avoid asking cr open-ended questions for example ask do you want beef or chicken for dinner instead of what do you want to eat try using simple to-do lists and a calendar or appointment book try to plan activities so that the same type of thing happens at the same time every day try to get into a regular routine so that cr doesn’t have to rely so much on his her memory

References: a caregiver’s guide to huntington’s disease by huntington’s disease society of america 2011 available at www hdsa org

Keywords: Memory learning forgets forgetfulness

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

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