Spring is coming and with it the switch to Daylight Saving’s Time. Although we are always excited to have warmer weather and more daylight at the end of the day, these changes can have a greater impact on folks who have a dementia related illness. Here are a few pointers/suggestions for lessening any negative effects. – Avoid darkness in the day and bright lights in the evening: Computer screens and cell phones mimic sunlight and can throw off your loved one’s circadian rhythm or natural sleep patterns. Keep the blinds open in the day and close them at night to train the body into readjusting to normal day/night sleep patterns. – Avoid caffeine at night: While a cup of coffee in the morning won’t hurt, experts say, letting a loved one drink caffeine...
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