1. elaine1961

    elaine1961 Registered User

    May 29, 2015
    3
    cheshire
    Does anybody know of a therapy for calming agitation or boredom that can be used at home without a therapist
     
  2. Camella

    Camella Registered User

    Jun 1, 2015
    5
    La Paz, Bolivia
    well that would depend on the state the person is in. I care for my mom
    She has FTD and is very active and gets anxious and agitated. She takes meds for
    This issue because it could go to extremes where she is screaming and pacing, but asides from meds i try to keep her busy, for example
    I put things in her purse she likes to cary around with her so she will
    Fiddle inside it and organize it. She used to do coloring books
    But hasnt in a while.
    Soothing background music can also help a lot, a familiar video to watch or a cartoon, etc.
    Hope i could help
     
  3. katie1

    katie1 Registered User

    Aug 5, 2014
    122
    Kendal Cumbria
    Music, any she likes.......with a beat without a beat
    Hand drumming together, make up a rhythm copy each others rhythm
    Massage hands and arms with an almond massage oil whilst listening to quiet music
    Blow bubbles and try and catch them
    Rock in a rocking chair
    Walk......around the garden, down the road, in a park or where ever is appropriate
    Sing together....old songs favourite songs, well known songs,
    Do some baking....mix, rub in, make dough, squeeze dough etc
    Use a foot spa, turn down the lights and have glow lights on, quiet music etc even incense burning!
    It depends on what is causing the agitation---check if she is in pain anywhere?
    And when she is 'bored'.......day? evening? night?
    Would having company help, if its in the day.....attending groups in your area for instance?
     
  4. Mannie

    Mannie Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    115
    Bracknell area
    Exercise....if you don't have the band width then visit GP and get referral to social services to make a new/updated care plan and discuss with them how to resource it.
     

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