Care recipient (cr) doesn’t want to do anything and seems to lack motivation

Try: Make sure cr has plenty of opportunities for social outings it it’s easy to become a shut-in — and therefore appear apathetic — when cr lacks transportation or when friends no longer call because they’ve moved died or are also suffering from health problems also be aware that some older adults lose interest in former activities because they can no longer participate in them the same way for example an artist may not want to paint anymore if holding a brush is painful or the results aren’t as satisfying try to modify activities according to cr’s ability if you can or introduce related hobbies or outings that are more manageable visiting an art museum helping kids with art if there are opportunities but cr doesn’t want to partake — ever — be sure to look at possible underlying causes like poor diet low fluid intake memory loss or depression

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Apaethetic initiative motivation isolated

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

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