Care recipient (cr) is brooding and in a very gloomy mood

Try: Music can bring many hours of good feelings it can also bring back memories of good times encourage the cr to relax and listen to his or her favorite music on a music player or the radio encourage the cr to call one of his or her friends on the telephone the cr’s spirits may be lifted by some conversation and encouraging words from an old friend encourage the cr to do some volunteer work for a church or civic organization in the community helping others who are in need may free up the cr from brooding over his or her own circumstances help the cr find something good to do others each day encourage the cr to start a hobby or craft like painting or quilting this may make the time go faster this may be more fun if done in a group take regular walks with the cr the exercise is good and it may produce good feelings in the cr encourage the cr to have a good laugh laughter can actually burn calories and increase happy thoughts

Materials: Radio recorded music that the cr likes music player radio list of cr’s friends and contact info telephone local volunteer organizations churches and civic groups craft or hobby that the cr enjoys

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Social, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Depression melancholy loneliness

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

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