NE Nightingales Tip of the Week: Preparing for Halloween It is important to recognize that as it gets darker earlier, there is an exacerbation in symptoms related to sundowning. With Halloween approaching, be mindful of the number of possible trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood. If this holiday presents a potential disturbance to your client or loved one, we recommend: 1. Placing the candy outside the door with a note on the door saying "Do Not Disturb" or 2. Leaving a note stating that you are not handing out candy, so that trick-or-treaters do not continuously knock and ring the door bell. *Note: if a client or loved one in your home has a history of wandering, be mindful of the repetitive door opening on Halloween. Make sure to lock the door every time, and to be aware of where your wanderer is at all times.