Care recipient (cr) loses train of thought during conversations

Try: When cr loses train of thought during conversations provide reminders and help with phrases or ideas regarding what he or she may have been trying to say do not push the cr to remember this will cause more stress for cr and he or she will still not be able to remember allow cr some time without stress to try to remember what he or she wanted to say make yourself available to help during this time give cr a pen and note pad to write down the train of thought if he or she remembers it and you are not there use slow and deliberate wording and actions to help cr remember his or her train of thought

Materials: Pen and note pad

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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Keywords: Forgetful cognitive impairment

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

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