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Full Moon and Planetary Influences: How They Affect Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

On June 21, 2024, a Full Moon in Capricorn will occur along with several other significant planetary events. These cosmic events can influence everyone's mood and behavior, but they can have a pronounced impact on seniors, especially those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here's a simplified explanation to help you understand what might happen and how to support your loved ones during this time.


Key Events on June 21, 2024:

  1. Full Moon in Capricorn:

  • Time: 7:14 p.m. - 11:02 p.m.

  • What It Means: Full Moons often bring heightened emotions and energy. This can lead to restlessness and agitation.

  1. Sun Square Neptune:

  • Time: Peaks at 2:12 p.m.

  • Dates: June 19 - June 21

  • What It Means: This aspect can cause confusion and make it harder to think clearly.

  1. Sun Enters Cancer:

  • Time: 4:51 p.m.

  • Dates: June 20 - July 22

  • What It Means: This brings a focus on home, family, and emotional security, which can be comforting for seniors.

  1. Mercury Sextile Mars:

  • Dates: June 20 - June 22

  • What It Means: This aspect promotes mental alertness and physical activity.

  1. Moonrise and Moonset:

  • Moonrise: 7:45 p.m.

  • Moonset: 3:43 a.m.

  • What It Means: The rising and setting of the moon can influence sleep patterns and overall mood.



Effects on Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia:

  1. Restlessness and Agitation:

  • Why: The Full Moon can make people more restless and agitated. Seniors with dementia might feel more anxious and confused.

  • What to Do: Maintain a calm environment and stick to familiar routines. Offer reassurance and comfort.

  1. Confusion and Disorientation:

  • Why: Sun square Neptune can make it harder to think clearly and can increase feelings of confusion.

  • What to Do: Simplify communication, use clear and simple language, and offer extra guidance and support.

  1. Sleep Disturbances:

  • Why: The bright light of the Full Moon and its strong gravitational pull can disrupt sleep patterns.

  • What to Do: Create a comfortable sleep environment, use blackout curtains, and establish a calming bedtime routine.

  1. Increased Need for Comfort:

  • Why: Sun entering Cancer highlights the need for emotional security and comfort.

  • What to Do: Spend more time with your loved one, engage in comforting activities, and ensure they feel safe and loved.

  1. Mental Alertness and Physical Activity:

  • Why: Mercury sextile Mars encourages mental stimulation and physical activity.

  • What to Do: Engage in simple, stimulating activities like puzzles or gentle exercises. Encourage movement to keep them active and alert.


Full Moon in Capricorn affecting seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Tips for Caregivers:


  • Stick to Routines: Consistent daily routines help provide stability and reduce confusion.


  • Create a Calm Environment: Minimize noise and distractions, and use soft lighting to create a soothing atmosphere.


  • Offer Emotional Support: Be patient and provide extra reassurance. Physical touch, like holding hands, can be very comforting.


  • Engage in Familiar Activities: Activities that your loved one enjoys and is familiar with can help reduce anxiety and improve mood.


  • Monitor Sleep: Ensure your loved one gets enough rest. A consistent bedtime routine can help improve sleep quality.


  • Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Make sure your loved one stays hydrated and eats regular, nutritious meals.


Understanding these influences can help you better support your loved ones during this period. By creating a supportive and calm environment, you can help mitigate the challenges posed by these celestial events.


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