Care recipient (cr) has trouble performing simple tasks for example sometimes cr will use a fork to eat soup or a toothbrush to comb his her hair

Try: Try guiding cr to complete the task the right way for example place your hand over cr’s hand and move it through the correct motions to perform a specific task try redirecting cr to perform other common tasks in the correct order one step at a time write down instructions for your service member veteran try posting a daily routine or schedule for hygiene and other daily tasks for example dressing and write the routine down in cr’s calendar memory notebook

Materials: Pen and paper notebook or daily planner calender

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, 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: On the internet about conducting a driving test and then take cr out for an unofficial test

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: Gross motor coordination fine motor coordination tasks apraxia

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

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