I'm caring for my 85 y/o mom with vascular dementia and COPD. When I get home from work I find that she is usually having the most trouble breathing and she is wound up and anxious. Most of the time I find that taking her for a car drive and maybe stopping for an ice cream cone (her one vice) will relax her and put her in better spirits. I don't know if it is the motion of the car or getting out and seeing places and people instead of the same four walls or maybe a combination of that, but so far it has worked just about every time.
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed this.