Care recipient (cr) has trouble remembering to do tasks or how to do them

Try: Guide cr by asking questions for example try asking cr questions that will help him her find a solution such as what could you do to help yourself next time avoid asking cr questions that do not help solve the problem such as why did you do that try giving cr verbal or nonverbal cues – an example of a verbal cue is to say stop and think what else could you do an example of a nonverbal cue is pausing or not acting immediately to help cr recognize the need to use a strategy such as stop and think try using a signal you have agreed upon ahead of time such as a raised finger or a head nod

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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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: Memory loss forgetful learning remembering verbal cues cueing nonverbal cues

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