Home Care in New Milford CT: What Are the Best Techniques to Help Your Loved One Manage Sundowning?


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What Are the Best Techniques to Help Your Loved One Manage Sundowning?

Home Care in New Milford CTSundowning can be a complicated problem for your loved one. She may not understand why she's feeling more agitated and upset and you might not know how to help her. Managing the rest of your loved one's day can help to make sundowning much less prevalent.

Set up an Exercise Plan

Work with your loved one's doctor to determine how much exercise is right for your loved one. Once she's cleared for exercising, set up a routine that works for her. Exercising earlier in the day can help your loved one to avoid extreme agitation later in the day when sundowning becomes a bigger issue.

Schedule Your Loved One's Day Properly

Sundowning can keep your loved one from being able to do more demanding activities later in the day. With that in mind, it's a good idea to schedule any of those types of activities earlier in the day when your loved one is at her best. Less physically and mentally demanding activities can get scheduled later in the day.

Wind Down in the Afternoon and Evening

By the time late afternoon arrives, your loved one is going to need to start winding down. This could mean listening to some soothing music or taking a warm bath. The beginning of the evening should work easily into your loved one's bedtime routine.

Stick with Your Loved One's Bedtime Routine

Your loved one's bedtime routine signals to her body and her brain that sleep is coming and that the end of the day is quickly approaching. You might want to start dimming lights and helping your loved one gradually ease into pre-bed rituals.

Limit Caffeine and Other Stimulants Later in the Day

Just as caffeine and other stimulants too late in the day can keep you awake, they can do the same for your loved one. Not only can they keep her awake, but they can make sundowning much worse. Start keeping track of when your loved one consumes caffeine and how that impacts her later in the day. Then you'll have a solid idea when to cut the caffeine off.

If your loved one has home care providers stopping by later in the day, make sure they're aware of her routine so that they can help her to stick to it.


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in New Milford, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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