Care recipient (cr) is nervous before leaving home to go to doctors appointments or social activities

Try: #gather a few favorite pictures of best-loved pets family members or friends #if necessary use the camera to take pictures of pets in the home or visitors when they come to the home #make copies of the favorite pictures keep the originals in a safe place and use the copies to fill a small flexible album that can fit in a wallet pocket purse or backpack #encourage the cr to look at the pictures before leaving home and to take the album with him or her when going out the cr can take the album out to look at as a way of relaxing in moments of stress over time just knowing the photos are there to be looked at when needed may be comforting

Materials: Camera pictures of pets family members or best friends small photo album

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Vision, So-So Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

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

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