Care recipient (cr) is consistently disoriented and confused in the mornings and acts out in various ways later in the day the cr shows considerable improvement

Try: Check the labels on prescription medications to insure that they are being administered in the appropriate dose at the appropriate times of day make corrections to the doses and timing if the directions are not being followed provide extra time in the morning for the cr to wake up use gentle sounds for any alarm clock or any approach used to wake up the cr allow the cr to move slowly and wake up on his or her own time schedule leave some juice or milk in a spill proof bottle on the cr’s bedside table provide small food items like a granola bar or yogurt that the cr can eat before getting up from bed assist the cr in dressing and toileting as needed provide transportation to and from the dining room as needed

Materials: Insulated spill-proof water bottles and drinking containers juice or milk granola bar fruit yogurt and so on

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Crabby in the mornings slow riser not a morning person disoriented out of sorts getting up on the wrong side of the bed

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

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