Conversational skills may lessen with some medical conditions

Try: If a Care recipient (cr) has trouble starting or keeping up a conversation use the newspaper as a conversation starter sit with the cr at a table or in comfortable chairs and share the newspaper if it’s helpful read interesting articles out loud stop and ask the cr’s opinion about specific news items skim all the sections of the paper to discover what is most interesting to the cr always make note of the date and weather knowing the date weather and season is an important part of awareness and weather is often easy to talk about point out news that relates to the cr’s life such as weddings that occur in places the cr has been or news from places the cr has seen

Materials: Daily newspaper

Categories: Social, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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