Care recipient (cr) with mild memory loss has trouble keeping track of plans commitments and arrangements that are made throughout the day

Try: #locate a notepad that can be easily carried by the cr in a pocket purse or wallet #encourage the cr to keep the notebook and pen in a pocket purse or wallet during the day #until the cr gets used to using them cue the cr by periodically politely asking if he or she would like to write a note as ideas come up plans are made or upcoming dates discussed #at the end of the afternoon or evening the notes made during the day can be acted on dates can be transferred to the wall calendar or appointment book and reminders to make certain phone calls can be crossed off after the cr sits down and makes the calls if necessary notes can be taken during the call to remind the cr of any follow-up action needed #the notebook and pen can be kept on the cr’s night table if the cr has the habit of reviewing details of the day just before bed or if it’s common for the cr to wake up with ideas during the night

Materials: Pen notepad wall calendar or appointment book

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Independence, No Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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