Care recipient (cr) has organizational problems and needs an easy way to plan his or her day

Try: Encourage the cr to implement the following recommendations find things to do that you enjoy and are able to do safely on your own try to accomplish tasks during the times of the day when you feel the best allow yourself enough time to do the things you need to do don’t feel rushed and don’t let other people rush you take a break if something gets too difficult ask for help if you need it

Materials: n/a

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: Phone numbers names ideas appointments your address and directions to your home place sticky notes around the house when you need to remember things try to label cupboards and drawers with words or pictures that describe their contents place important phone numbers in large print next to the phone ask a friend or family member to call and remind you of important things that you need to do in the day like meal times medication times and appointments use a calendar to keep track of time and to remember important dates use photos of people you see often labeled with their names keep track of phone messages by using an answering machine

References: Adapted from www webmd com alzheimer alzheimer’s disease tips for maintaining a normal life by brunilda nazario 2011

Keywords: Planning housework tasks routine problem solving

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

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