Agitation is common in some stages of dementia and is often affected for better or worse by environmental conditions

Try: If agitation isn’t related to a physical need make sure the Care recipient (cr) has room to pace safely if trying to soothe agitation just increases it stay calm make sure the cr is safe and back off to help a cr get less agitated lower noise and activity or offer a quiet space seat the cr in a comfortable chair if the cr enjoys it play quiet music or turn on a white noise machine or nature sound recording white noise machines can be found through medical suppliers and counselors’ resource catalogs recordings of rain waves and bird songs can be found in music stores and some counselors’ resource catalogs place the radio on a calm or soothing station or put the white noise or wave sound unit on

Materials: Comfortable chair location away from activity radio or white noise unit room to move

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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

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