Care recipient (cr) has trouble organizing his her thoughts and the information needed to accomplish a task

Try: Try beginning with small realistic tasks try to work with cr to get organized at home for example keep a family calendar posted on a wall use reminder notes and cue cards try to have a place for everything and keep everything in its place in particular keep cr’s belongings in certain places try turning off the radio tv or other distractions when tasks need to be done try using memory aids such as calendars and notebooks to plan write down and check off tasks when done try using a tote bag or backpack to organize needed items for the day try to work with cr to decide which

Materials: Pen wall calendar index cards sticky notes notebook pad tote bag or backpack

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Social, 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: Or activity has the highest priority

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Organizing planning problem siolving tasks focus focussing

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

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