Care recipient (cr) needs help communicating with others about her health issue s

Try: Communicate with others when in public settings carry a card that explains why cr might say or do odd things for example the card could read my family member has alzheimer alzheimer’s disease he or she might say or do things that are unexpected thank you for your understanding the card allows care giver cg to let others know about cr cr’s condition without cr hearing cg it also means that cg doesn’t have to keep explaining things

Materials: Index card pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Emotional Psychological, 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: To help family understand what care giver cg and cr are going through tell family how to get more information about cr’s condition s tell family what they can do to help let family know cg needs breaks

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: Communication memory loss cognitive impairment public public places

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

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