Care recipient (cr) has trouble remembering information from day to day

Try: Try to get cr’s attention when you are trying to teach do or discuss something try to break new

Materials: Pen and paper calendar or notebook personal digital assistant pda wristwatch alarm or cell phone pill box small adhesive labels

Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Social, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: Down into categories or chunks try to list and review them in order try setting up a routine of daily tasks and follow it try to help cr use memory aids on a regular basis for example try writing down tasks on a calendar or notebook check tasks off when done try using high tech memory aids personal digital assistants pda wristwatch alarms and cell phones can remind cr when to do a task such as taking medication try buying a pill box and labeling each compartment with the time and day that medication should be taken write the names of medications and when to take them into the calendar memory notebook try to keep personal and household items in the same place try to pair new information with things cr is able to recall try to provide verbal cues for recall and help fill in memory gaps try talking to cr about the activities and events of the day to help build his her memory try asking cr to review plans for the following day try to present information in more than one way including hearing seeing and doing each person has a different learning style ask a family member if they know how cr learns best try role playing in order to reinforce new learning

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: Memory remembering remember repeats learning

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

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