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Table 3 Example of the ‘Making a telephone call’ activity divided into different core elements

From: Structured relearning of activities of daily living in dementia: the randomized controlled REDALI-DEM trial on errorless learning

  Core element
  Get the number Dial the number Make conversation and end call End task
Possible steps – Take a telephone book or mobile phone
– Search the telephone number in the mobile phone or phonebook
– Write the number on a piece of paper
– Press the correct numbers on the telephone to dial the number
OR
– Select the correct name in the telephone book of the telephone
– Press the correct button to make the telephone call
– Talk into the telephone
OR
– Talk into the telephone using the ‘speaker’ function
– End the call by pressing the correct button
– Place the telephone back in the right position
– Put away the telephone book and piece of paper