Care recipient (cr) is often agitated and restless in late afternoon or early evening

Try: #set up a comfortable station for yourself and the cr in the quiet room or area and set the area up before bringing the cr into it you can find lava lamps in many places where novelty lamps and decorating supplies are sold in malls and online essential oils of lavender and other flowers are sold in many natural food stores place the lava lamp where the cr will be able to see it from his or her chair position a chair for yourself so it doesn’t interfere with the view #turn the lava lamp on in advance so the lava can start moving in the lamp before the cr arrives play relaxing music softly in the background #bring the cr into the room about half an hour before his or her sundowning time usually begins use a pillow to settle the cr comfortably #give the cr one-on-one time and speak calmly #using a small amount of essential oil or lotion try lightly messaging the cr’s hands #encourage the cr to watch the lava lamp while relaxing in the chair #let the cr choose the topic of conversation and make as many decisions as possible

Materials: Quiet room music player relaxing music lava lamp lavender essential oil or lotion comfortable chair and soft pillows

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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