How to Approach Your Loved One When They are Agitated or Anxiety Ridden
Try de-cluttering the environment.
Learn trigger points and avoid them in the future.
Create a calm space.
Be aware of what is in your loved one’s line of vision.
Make sure your loved one has enough light. Low lighting could trigger agitation and anxiety.
Create a change of scenery.
Try a gentle touch.
Your loving voice can provide comfort when your family member is agitated.
Know your loved one’s preferences and routines—it can make a big difference.
Refocus the person’s attention.
Try offering comfort from a beloved family pet or grandchildren.
Fresh air and nature can have a positive impact.
Everybody likes a good laugh.
Give simple tasks to make your loved one feel useful.
Provide something familiar—it can be calming.
If your family member is pacing, ask if you could join in the walk.
If your loved one gets flustered when faced with decisions, simplify choices.