Care recipient (cr) feels down depressed or bored and needs activities that encourage him her to feel better emotionally

Try: Encourage socializing with friends and relatives through visits phone calls or letters arrange fun times such as parties or outings help start new hobbies or revive old ones encourage cr to listen talk and share feelings give cr privacy in all of his her affairs treat cr with respect not as a little child unable to think for him herself encourage movement and exercise help cr find ways to be as useful as possible strive to keep the lines of communication open

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Social

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References: caregiver’s handbook by the caregiver education and support services seniors counseling and training case management services of the san diego county mental health services no date available at www acsu buffalo edu

Keywords: Depression depressed communication emotional well being mental health self respect privacy decision making independence

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

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