Some care recipients crs may not be able to remember all the exercises their doctors or therapists assign them to do or have trouble remembering which ones they’ve done already on a given day

Try: #ask the therapist or doctor for handouts on the exercises being assigned # make one copy of the handouts for each day the cr is expected to do the exercises for two weeks make fourteen copies if necessary enlarge the original when making the copy so the directions are easier to see #on the calendar write the word ‘exercise’ on each day for a fourteen day period #each day after exercises have been done if the cr or the caregiver immediately draws a line through the word each will be able to tell later what days exercising actually occurred #each day before exercising write the date on one copy of the handouts use that handout as a guide when one set of exercises is complete make a note near the directions or draw an ‘x’ through the picture #keep the handout sheets in a visible place near the area where exercising will be done #set an alarm clock to go off during the day as a reminder to the cr to exercise if necessary or helpful

Materials: Exercise handout with simple pictures and directions access to copy machine pen

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Vision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat 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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