Tactics for When Your Loved One is Confused
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.