Care recipient (cr) is restless in the evening

Try: #when restlessness begins invite the cr to sit at the table #close curtains or blinds and plug in the lamp with the bright bulb #turn on the music player and let the cr pick which relaxing music you’ll play #ask the cr to draw or color a picture for you using paper or one of the coloring books rather than giving the cr a child child’s coloring book you can find adult-appropriate coloring kits specifically for felt markers in drug stores and craft stores #calmly talk to the cr help the cr express his or her feelings through coloring and drawing #the activity calming music and bright light may help the cr relax

Materials: Table and chair near an electrical outlet lamp with a bright light music player relaxing music such and nature sounds and ocean waves paper to drawn on and coloring books bright-colored pencils or felt tip pens

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Social, Independence, Some Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T 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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