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Dementia And The Television

Dementia And The Television

we are not able to watch the TV in the afternoon and evenings as mum sees what is on as real life and happening in our home and she gets very agitated and aggressive.
Does anyone else experience anything like this.

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, we experience the dame thing with my dad. Sometimes we give up and turn it off. We have has luck with filtering what we watch. Light hearted comedy as opposed to action movies or talk shows where people argue. We have a movie he likes in the dvr that we put on during these times when he is aggrivated.

posted 9 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yes! I have to observe with my husband and be aware of what he’s viewing. The safest viewing for him is streaming music and musical movies that don’t have any fighting in them or people shouting at one another. Even the commercials that pop up can scare him until I tell him oh that’s just a commercial! Then he will say okay. I am not sure if he’s remembering what a commercial is but the tone I use to explain away what he is seeing seems to make it okay. If I am not going to be able to watch with him then I will put a safe DVD on for him that I know he enjoys seeing.

posted 9 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Also on YouTube you can stream relaxing soothing music without words with beautiful scenery which is what I put on for him in the morning when I am cleaning him up and getting him ready for the day. Sometimes also in the evenings. There are many to select from. One of our favorites is by Tim Janis.

posted 8 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Aldo has mild sundowners at times but I keep very bright lights on after late afternoon...lately he's up early about 6 am and doesn't turn lights on and i find him a bit confused in am due to low lighting. iI also don't put disturbing news stations or loud overactive tv shows on in evening..

posted 9 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Sometimes happens here too. Even favourite Classical music concerts seem too stimulatory. Sensory overload?. I have found quiet music, without words/visuals works.

edited, originally posted 9 months ago
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