Care recipient (cr) has lost interest in doing things he she use to love to do

Try: Offer cr emotional support understanding patience and encouragement remind cr that depression usually fades with time and treatment talk to cr and listen carefully acknowledge cr’s feelings point out realities and offer hope get cr involved in activities outside the house for example walks shopping movies church services volunteering if he she declines keep making gentle suggestions but don’t insist

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Hopelessness negativity depressed sad anxious initiative motivation guilt worthlessness anger insomnia sleep problems

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

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