Care recipient (cr) gets confused about sinple things like clothing or spoons

Try: Stay calm and provide simple clear positive answers when the cr asks for help for example if the cr seems confused about the purpose of a spoon simply say here here’s your spoon for eating your soup calmly show the cr how to use the utensil by saying watch me avoid scolding the cr or talking to him or her in a belittling way for becoming confused

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

Keywords: Confused

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

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