Care recipient (cr) doesn’t know what time of day it is

Try: Monitor cr cr’s overall sleep habits are there lots of catnaps by day does he she rise later and later and then stay up later try to avoid letting your household fall victim to an older adult adult’s topsy-turvy schedule minimize naps by day by waking cr and initiating an activity turn off the tv at night create an evening routine that helps flag that it it’s time for sleep include a snack that promotes sleep such as warm milk; play gentle music; turn down the lights around the house avoid keeping a tv in cr cr’s room if it it’s viewed all night keep the room dark and quiet to encourage sleep

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Sleep awake insomnia

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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