Care recipient (cr) gets disoriented in the bathroom and forgets where his her toiletries are and what they are for

Try: Try to reduce activities in the bathroom to an easy and orderly sequence designate a shelf for cr cr’s use and label and arrange the accessories used for washing and grooming in the order they are to be used to remind cr where to return each accessory try outlining the shape of each one on the surface of the shelf with waterproof tape or ink try labeling sink valves and removing all unnecessary or potentially dangerous instruments to reduce the chance of injury

Materials: Adhesive labels or paper and tape pen or marker

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Personal, 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

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References: basic suggestions to improve care by northwestern university feinberg school of medicine 2002 available at www brain northwestern edu

Keywords: Disoriented disorientation forgets forgetful memory loss bathroom toiletries shaving grooming bathing showering

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

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