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1

Loss of ability to sustain attention (2)
(ATTENTION)
+ Fran-ism

Break information into small chunks
Repeat as needed
"Never hesitate to say something twice. Even say it in a different way. Be prepared to state things over and over – digestion – especially if bad news."

2

Loss of ability to learn and retain (2)
(LEARNING & MEMORY)

Repeat instructions
Ask leading questions to affirm

3

Loss of ability to convey message and understand (1) (LANGUAGE)

Speak in simple sentences

4

Inability to:
– recognize objects
– judge distance
– judge spatial relations
(2) (VISUAL PERCEPTION)

Keep objects and clothing in familiar locations
Simplify environment

5

Inability to control or express emotions; apathy (EMOTIONAL REGULATION) (2)

Accept patient responses
Diffuse volatile situations (distract, change conversation)

6

Break information into small chunks
Repeat as needed

Loss of ability to sustain attention (2)
(ATTENTION)

7

Repeat instructions
Ask leading questions to affirm

Loss of ability to learn and retain (2)
(LEARNING & MEMORY)

8

Speak in simple sentences

Loss of ability to convey message and understand (1) (LANGUAGE)

9

Keep objects and clothing in familiar locations
Simplify environment

Inability to:
– recognize objects
– judge distance
– judge spatial relations
(2) (VISUAL PERCEPTION)

10

Accept patient responses
Diffuse volatile situations (distract, change conversation)

Inability to control or express emotions; apathy (EMOTIONAL REGULATION) (2)