Care recipient (cr) has trouble reasoning in order to make good decisions or recognize a problem and solve it

Try: Try to avoid having cr make decisions when tired hungry or under stress try to help cr to weigh options and consequences of a decision try giving cr time to make a decision be patient and talk him her through the possible options try to limit the number of possible choices two or three choices is best too many are often overwhelming and can increase indecisiveness try to avoid forcing cr to make last minute decisions try practice identifying a problem and following through with evaluating the options

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, 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: Problem solving decision making reasoning thinking judgement

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

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