cr with advancing dementia may need new ways of coping with anxiety

Try: Don’t argue with the cr don’t give the cr false assurance or dismiss the cr’s feelings validate the cr’s feelings for example you look worried or i can tell you’re upset would you like to sit with me for a while try distracting the cr with a simple card game or dominos matching numbers or dots on the dominos try distracting the cr with photos ask the cr to tell you about the people in the photos keep activities short if the cr’s attention is limited invite the cr to sit in a rocking chair

Materials: Simple card game or dominos family photos rocking chair

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, So-So S T Memory

Information: Engaging in brief simple activities may distract the cr from anxious feelings at some stages of dementia and memory loss the cr may find looking at photos distressing or meaningless

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

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