Care recipient (cr) has trouble saying what he needs feels or wants

Try: Keep in mind that as cr loses the ability to talk clearly he may rely on other ways to communicate his thoughts and feelings for example the cr’s facial expressions may show sadness anger or frustration grasping at his undergarments may tell the care giver cg that cr needs to use the bathroom

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: Go over any natural supplements or herbs you are taking with your healthcare provider to prevent any interactions

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Memory loss cognitive impairment communication frustration words toileting feelings facial expressions

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

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