There is a phenomenon commonly called sun-downing that affects some older people. It can cause hallucinations, change a friendly person into a belligerent one and when it is happening to your loved one it can be a scary thing to deal with. Night time can bring out the worst times for those dealing with the care of a loved one who is forgetful and suffering from illness. Here are some steps to help you regain your balance in those times:
- STOP AND BREATH take an overall assessment of what is going on and look for safety issues first.
- PRIORITIZE and make yourself a part of the list, what can you accomplish to get things under control now.
- GET HELP don't wait for the next time, as the situation dictates call for help, some senior organizations are available for emergency help 24/7. Use this resource if you are finding yourself overwhelmed and unable to get the situation under control. Call 8477422255 for help anytime day or night.