Care recipient (cr) who has memory problems is scared about getting lost on an outing to the store

Try: Suggest that the cr ask someone to with him or her on the outing to the store encourage the cr to ask for help if it is needed the cr needs to explain that he or she has a memory problem encourage the cr to always take directions for where he or she is going on the outing to the store

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Categories: Medical Physical, 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: 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: Memory lost help wandering wanders forgetfulness forgets recall

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

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