Care recipient (cr) has trouble staying on task while doing physical exercises not all the recommended exercises are remembered or completed

Try: #arrange to have therapy recreation or exercise take place in setting that are comfortable and well set up for the activity #consider whether the activity is being scheduled during a time when the cr is most alert or whether it is being scheduled when the cr is likely to be tired #be prepared as a caregiver to help the cr by providing instructions reminders cues or questions about the activity your involvement and interest may help the cr retrieve memory necessary to move from step to step and enjoyment of your company may motivate the cr to continue exercising #try keeping printed exercise instructions with pictures or diagrams on hand for the cr to refer to throughout sessions if necessary have the instructions expanded on a copy machine and laminated so you can post them on a wall for the cr to glance at easily

Materials: Access to copy machine and laminator active involvement of caregiver

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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