Care recipient (cr) cries because he or she is aware of memory loss

Try: #explain the memory loss to the cr using simple words #provide reassurance that you care about the cr whether his or her memory is good or bad and are there to help #try giving the cr a pen and writing pad to write down things to remember for that day encourage the cr to focus on just one day at a time keeping longer lists may be frustrating #use a photo album with clearly labeled photos to help the cr remember people and events #accept and help the cr accept that memory loss may bring changes in thinking and speed of recall words names and ideas may be harder to remember let the cr express frustration but keep an eye out to see that he or she doesn’t get stuck in one perspective on the situation help the cr stay connected to sources of joy that are unaffected by these things friends animals nature simple activities and rituals

Materials: Pen and note pad photos album and photos

Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So 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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