FCC Week 6: Webinar 3 Please purchase the course before starting the lesson. Lesson tags: journal, observation form, webinar Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Sometimes I interrupt my mom when she is repeating the same thing over and over. I am learning that rephrasing may be more effective because it lets her know she has been heard, and possibly understood – which (sometimes) eliminates the need to keep repeating something. My husband has hallucinations and the most constant of the hallucinations are meetings that he holds and trys to direct others what seems like completing a project of some sort. It may tie into his background as a teacher and professor. Remember everything takes time. Before we go anywhere I write it down on a note pad, showing where and when we need to leave. I then need to make sure she remembers, reminding her but being carful not to be too pushy. Since she has no short term memory, she frequently says,” I never heard about this before, this is the first time.” Here I need some advice, what does one say in this case? One of my big communication challenges is when I want my mother to do something like take pills, change clothes, try on new clothes. This often takes several different requests/attempts/approaches. Today after several failures, we sat down to read a new book that engaged her and led to a great discussion. When we were done, I asked again that she try on the new pants I purchased for her, and she was happy to do so. So our communication may be improved if I back off and make the request when we’ve had a positive, rewarding interaction. Hi everyone. I am not able to join tomorrow’s webinar due to a previously scheduled out-of-town trip. I’m sorry to miss out on the conversation.