The Care recipient (cr) often makes decisions without thinking things through or makes decisions on the spur of the moment without planning the activity in advance

Try: # avoid letting the cr make impulse decisions # avoid letting cr do too many activities or the same activity all day # set time to make shopping list with cr # read mail with the cr # discourage cr when he or she talks about taking risks # discuss with cr the consequences of bad decisions injury or illness # help the cr make decisions about purchases # help the cr respond correctly to others # help the cr keep recommended appointments # help the cr budget his or her money # point out health or safety risks as they come up # help the cr understand the importance of taking his or her medications

Materials: # note pad or journal # pencil pens

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological

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

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