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Supporting a family member with schizophrenia: Practical strategies for daily living

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En français : Soutenir un membre de sa famille atteint de schizophrénie : Des stratégies et des techniques pratiques pour la vie quotidienne.

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Section 1Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

  • Overview
  • Schizophrenia 101
  • How supports can help




Section 2: Executive Functioning

  • Overview
  • Levels of functioning
  • Types of functioning




Section 3: Developing a Plan

  • Introducing supports to your relative
  • Customizing your plan
  • Deciding what to work on first
  • Pulling it all together




Section 4: Getting Started with Environmental Supports

  • Devices for recording and tracking progress
  • Supports that address memory and attention difficulties
  • Targeting specific activities for support




Section 5: Basic Strategies for Everyday Living

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Dental hygiene
  • Applying makeup
  • Using the toilet
  • Keeping the home clean and tidy
  • Healthy eating and cooking
  • Doing laundry
  • Managing medication




Section 6: Strategies that Go Beyond the Basics

  • Overview
  • Grocery shopping
  • Transportation
  • Managing money
  • Social skills and communication
  • Leisure skills
  • Work skills




Section 7: Putting Supports into Practice

  • Environmental supports
  • Troubleshooting
  • Frequently asked questions