Care recipient (cr) is afraid of the dark

Try: Tell the cr to try to identify or visualize his or her fears while breathing deeply and slowly then to try to combat those fears with facts or logic how rational are the fears tell the cr to use a nightlight when he or she can’t overcome fears and to keep using logic to quell the feelings of fear advise the cr to have night walks with a person he or she trusts if appropriate in the particular case so that he or she will find the dark enjoyable and safe if fear persists stick the glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of the cr cr’s bedroom and tell him or her to try to imagine that it is the night sky glow-in-the-dark stars can be found in novelty and toy stores prayer or other religious practices can also be helpful

Materials: Nightlight deep breathing exercises glow-in-the dark galaxy stars religious items

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Needs Some Assistance, Good Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

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

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