Call 888-734-8645 today for Home Instead Senior Care dementia care services in your area.

How to Help your Loved One with Agitation

25
1
Posted July 29, 2013

 

  • See if you can identify triggers other than time.

  • If you can find a trigger, eliminate it.

  • Amp up activity during the day to encourage fatigue at night.

  • Waken the person relatively early in the day.

  • When agitation begins, offer a soothing snack.

  • If dinner is served late, make sure the person has a snack so as not to become overly hungry.

  • Try placing a full-spectrum fluorescent lamp a few feet from the person for a few hours.

  • Reassure with calming music, a hand massage, or a favorite TV program.

  • Hide your own anxiety at this time of day.

  • Secure the exits with motion sensors, locks, or gates to prevent nighttime wandering out of the house.

  • Stay calm.

Source: Caring.com

Was this article helpful?

 

We make an effort to answer all questions, but cannot guarantee your question will be selected for reply. Read how we protect your information

 

Receive helpful Alzheimer’s tips, resources and articles by email from Home Instead Senior Care?

 

By submitting this question, you agree to the Terms of Use for this site.

Give a useful piece of advice, or share a story that may lend emotional support.

We make an effort to answer all appropriate questions, but cannot guarantee your question will be selected for reply.

Your name display option (required):

 

Receive helpful Alzheimer’s tips, resources and articles by email from Home Instead Senior Care?

 

By submitting this question, you agree to the Terms of Use for this site.

Get On-the-Go Dementia Advice
Rocket Fuel