Care recipient (cr) who is unable to hear or nearly deaf hears imaginary music and becomes irritated by it cr may get tired of listening to the same music and may want to change it information at other times the hearing impaired cr may be comforted by the imaginary music and may want to sing along with it

Try: Ask cr if music is too loud too soft or sounds good make adjustments accordingly find out if cr is familiar with the music ask cr what the music sounds like ask cr if he or she recognizes what the tune is if cr is familiar with the music find out if he or she can hum or sing along with it if so hum or sing along with cr if cr is not familiar with the music ask what his or her favorite hymns and songs are or talk about your favorites make up a list and sing or hum with cr hold the cr’s hand and let him or her know that you are there to provide support this may assure cr that you understand and are not passing judgment

Materials: Chair to sit next to the cr

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Social, 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: Songs singing imagination

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

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