What is it?
Time awareness is how you keep track of time passing.
How can it affect you?
Your understanding of how time passes may change. You may expect it to be dinner soon after you finish lunch.
Strategies for you and your caregiver
- Link events to other events and not to specific times. For example, “Your TV program will start after lunch” rather than "Your TV program is in an hour”.
- Keep a consistent daily schedule and review it regularly to become familiar with it
Use a digital or talking clock
Use the alarm on your phone to remind you when things need to be done
Let friends and family know about important appointments. Ask them to provide you with reminders.
- Listen to the person with stroke but let them know the reality. For example, ”I know it seems like you had lunch hours ago but you just finished it 15 minutes ago”.