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Self-Awareness | Management Strategies

  1. If the person you care for is having difficulty accepting that they have the disease, or if they are unaware of their declining abilities , ask their family doctor to speak to them and explain the symptoms. They might accept the news better from a professional.

  2. If the person you care for has difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings, pay attention to the non-verbal communications such as their gestures and facial expression. Respond to those feelings rather than the statement. This helps to create a loving and caring environment.

  3. Encourage the person you care for to involve themselves in arts and crafts. This is a great way for them to express themselves creatively, and to get out emotions they cannot express in words. Having a completed project will also give the person you care for a feeling of satisfaction and pride in themselves.

See Also:
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Comprehension/ Understanding
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Household Chores
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Language Difficulty/Expression/Word Finding
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Low Mood
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Low Self Esteem
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Driving
About Dementia > Alzheimer's Disease > Memory
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Self-Awareness
About Dementia > Alzheimer's Disease > Natural Progression and Staging
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