Memory Action Plan for Functional Recall
This activity encourages intentional use of memory strategies in the situations needed most, according to each individual client. The action plan is a visual tool to guide your patient through…
selecting memory targets
developing a plan for improved recall
self-monitoring follow-through for recall
and finally re-evaluating the strategy for effectiveness and relevance
This process is individualized, interactive and can be highly motivating for patient's able to identify functional recall deficits.
Examples of Functional Memory Targets
Names: spouse, children, grandchildren, friends, co-workers
Electronics: login passwords, usernames, pin, contact numbers
ADLs: sequencing, items needed for an activity
Orientation: place, activity schedule, time
Medications: type & dosage, schedule, special instructions
Precautions: safety, call-light, hip, spinal, aspiration
Schedule: upcoming appointments, events, home health visits
Frequently Lost Items: location
Looking for More?
Check out Brainline.org’s post “Now What Did I Come In Here For? Strategies for Remembering What You Are Looking For’, about creating an action plan for locating lost items around the house and how to prevent misplacing common objects.