Care recipient (cr) has trouble finding the right words to express her feelings

Try: Be patient when cr has trouble finding the right words or putting feelings into words help cr find words to express thoughts and feelings for example mrs d cried after forgetting her garden club meeting she finally said i wish they stopped her daughter said you wish your friends had stopped by for you mrs d nodded and repeated some of the words then mrs d said i want to go her daughter said you want to go to the garden club meeting again mrs d nodded and repeated the words be careful not to put words in cr cr’s mouth or fill in the blanks too quickly

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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: Go over any natural supplements or herbs you are taking with your healthcare provider to prevent any interactions

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Memory loss cognitive impairment communication frustration words

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