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Increasing confusion in older clients can be puzzling, not only for them but also for you as a caregiver. Establishing if their change in condition is permanent or an acute episode will help you to decide on the right approach and plan of action. Knowing your client will give you some indication of their basic memory ability and general day-to-day functioning. This can be obtained from the client, their family and friends, and from other healthcare professionals providing them with care.