Care recipient (cr) with advanced memory loss has trouble remembering names faces and numbers leading to difficulty using a cell phone to call caregivers close friends or emergency workers

Try: #buy a cell phone for the cr and pre-program the most-often called numbers into the phone #make a space on the white paper for each speed-dial entry leaving enough room to write the number to press the person or service it reaches and the actual number being dialed leave enough space right next to the number to press for a photo of the person or a symbol of the service it reaches for example use pictures of ambulance firetruck and pizza to indicate health emergency fire and pizza delivery #after the speed-dial entry number write the word ‘send ‘ to remind the cr to push that button to make the call go through #a sample line on the white page might look like this #1 push ‘send ‘ photo of daughter full name of daughter complete telephone number of daughter #in addition to being a useful tool for the cr the sheet will be helpful in the event the phone needs to be reprogrammed

Materials: Cell phone with speed-dial feature photos or images matching frequently-called numbers white paper access to laminator

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Independence, No Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, Hearing, Good Hearing, Long-Term Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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

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