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Tactics for When Your Loved One is Confused

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Posted July 15, 2013

 

  • Avoid arguing with your loved one—just go with it and reassure them that they are cared for.

  • Be more descriptive in your explanations.

  • Speak simply with short sentences.

  • Learn to be a creative listener.

  • Confusion may cause your love one to misidentify certain articles.

  • Break down daily tasks into simple steps.

  • Use the “your hand under their hand” technique to guide them through a task.

  • Simplify the space.

  • Visual cues can help support your point.

  • Redirect to a meaningful activity to help your loved one feel more anchored to the day.

  • Undertake activities in rooms that are smaller and quiet.

  • Reduce the “extra” noise in the home.

  • Engage your loved one in activities that will help keep their mind active.

  • Allow enough time.

  • Keep changes to a minimum.

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