Music- Mom loves country and bluegrass music. When she is in the car and I remember to turn the channel to country- it calms her down. She is quiet and calm and doesn’t sing much of her song.
I am in the process of “MacGyvering” some sort of a radio- hooked up to a timer- to turn on and off at designated hours- in a hidden place where she can’t’ find it. I think I have it figured out in my head- but we will see if it actually works.
I could purchase an Alexis- or something similar- but you need wi-fi and someone to turn it on and off. Not sure the “Assisted Living Staff would do that- (I’m sure they would for a price).
My goal is to have this figured out by this weekend. And I’ll let you know – if not -I’m going back to square one.
Just remember- demented folks are not themselves and the tiniest thing will set them off, sort of like a terrible two -we’ve all seen them throw tantrums. The key is to just let them vent- and try to divert their attention to something else, like- “would you like to go out for an Ice Cream Cone?” Once you’re in the car- they won’t remember why they are there or where they are going- but an Ice Cream Cone usually fixes everything for everybody.
Peace & Love,