Care recipient (cr) doesn’t seem interested in doing activities he used to enjoy

Try: Try to find out what may be triggering the lack of interest being ignored or becoming overwhelmed with a task try to find out what kinds of consequences may be reinforcing it again being ignored not having appropriate choices of pleasant activities it is important to keep the cr moving and as active as possible in order to maintain physical health and to prevent depression try adapting previously pleasurable activities so the cr can participate at a level that is comfortable and not overwhelming even a small amount of activity is better than n/a at all

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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References: tips for dealing with specific dementia problematic behaviors by carrie hill and natalie reiss 2008 available at

Keywords: Lack of interest apathy no motivation inactive just sits around

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

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