stroke often causes memory problems. If your family
member has problems with memory:
Set a daily routine, if
Warn the person about upcoming changes in routine.
Someone who has had a stroke may be very sensitive to minor changes in the
Give short instructions. People with memory
problems can remember only small amounts of information at a time (short
Give the person only one step to do at a time,
and allow him or her to finish one step before going on to the next. Recall his
or her progress so past successes are highlighted.
When teaching a
skill, try to do it in an environment where that skill will be used. People
with memory problems usually have trouble applying what has been learned in one
setting to other settings.
Talk with your doctor to see if a
medicine might help treat the memory problem.
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March 12, 2014
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