Care recipient (cr) is having difficulty with abstract thinking definition abstract thinking is the ability to think ahead or plan a sequence of events and then complete the planned event another term for it is executive functioning when the cr can no longer utilize a logical thought process they are unable to complete a task

Try: To maintain the cr’s independence and promote a sense of accomplishment separate each task into several simple steps help the cr go through the steps one at a time and allow the cr to finish one step before presenting the next step compliment and praise the cr after each step is accomplished whether it is completed successfully or not do not allow yourself to concentrate solely on the completed task; instead focus on the single steps this may take longer but if you think only of the final outcome you may unintentionally rush the cr to finish which will lead to frustration and anxiety on the part of the cr and they may be unwilling to attempt the task again

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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