The Northland Caregiver Podcast | Nov 15, 2021

Episode 3: How to Use Cues to Improve Communication

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About the Episode

Kick off National Caregiver Appreciation month with your host and Occupational Therapist, Dr. Mary Lou Donovan and co-host, Leeza Ochsner with Duluth Aging Support as they share how to best use verbal, visual, auditory, and physical cues to improve communication between you and the person you’re caring for.


Show Notes

  • National Caregiver Appreciation month and self-care reminder [00:01 – 1:32]
  • Introduction to successful communication and helpful communication cues [1:33 – 5:39]
  • Examples of how to modify and use verbal cues [5:40 – 7:28]
  • Examples of how to modify and use visual cues [7:29 – 8:56]
  • Examples of how to modify and use auditory cues [8:57 – 9:46]
  • Examples of how to modify and use physical cues [9:47 – 11:24]
  • Examples of how to use multiple cues [11:25 – 12:52]
  • Question answered from a local caregiver [12:53 – 16:59]
  • Additional Resources [17:09 – 17:15]
  • Sign off [17:10-18:10]

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