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    Sundowning
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    Judith L London, PhD posted:
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm so gald to see that many of you find relief from sundowning after following the recommendations of your physician regarding medications. Whether or not your Mom or Dad is taking medication, it is still wise to have a plan of action to anticipate the occurence or recurrence of sundowning behavior. For those late afternnon meltdowns -

    • To deal with restlessness, walk outside or dance to music.
    • To relax, play soft music with a hand massage using lemon or lavender lotion.
    • To curb hunger, have a decaffeinated beverage or milk, and cookies. Icecream is always a winner.
    And tell your mom or dad, husband or wife that you enjoy it, too.

    Do you do something else that works? Let us know.

    Hope this helps,
    Judy
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