Care recipient (cr) with dementia is restless and can’t sit still this is not cr cr’s usual behavior

Try: Use the following checklist of questions when a cr with dementia is restless for no apparent reason is the cr’s underwear dry when was the last time the cr had a bowel movement is the cr constipated does the cr have diarrhea does the cr need to relieve gas or bloating is the cr in pain did the cr recently fall do a head-to-toe assessment checking for everything from a headache to an ingrown toenail does the cr have any skin irritations including sores rashes or bruises are glasses or hearing aids in proper working order has the cr’s medication been recently changed in any way new prescription new dosage or discontinuation of a medication does the cr have an unusual temperature has the cr had a recent visitor or taken a recent trip that might have caused agitation is lighting in the environment irritating the cr by being too harsh or too direct is sun falling directly into the cr’s eyes or heating a patch of skin

Materials: Checklist of things to consider

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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