Care recipient (cr) is losing track of days dates and seasons

Try: #hang the dry erase board in a central room where the cr can see it easily #every morning write on the board in large letters the day date season and town and state the cr lives in for example today is monday september 10 2009 it is fall we live in urbana illinois #take a minute every day to review the

Materials: Dry erase board erasable markers centerpieces for dining table low bowl

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: On the board with the cr do this when the cr is most clear-headed you may need to refer the cr to the board throughout the day if the cr repeatedly asks what the date is #keep a low bowl on the dining table to hold a changing series of centerpieces that are symbolic of the season; flowers in the spring fall leaves in autumn holiday decorations in winter etc match the decorations to the general season or specific holidays or occasions #if the cr has dementia that makes it unsafe to leave a centerpiece within reach keep the display out of reach but within clear view information

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

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