I have a resident who was known for being combative. I will name my resident "Hope". Hope will hit you unexpectedly. I was almost got a kick on the face. Fortunately, my reflex was good and I saw the flying kick coming. I cannot get mad at Hope because it was a "different" person now. Until I figured out one thing. Every time I hum a song, Hope would swing head left and right. My humming calms Hope down. If I sing, Hope will look at me with adoration and say "Oh my God! You have a beautiful voice. Oh my God!" Of course, yours truly is always flattered and happy that Hope appreciates my singing. Hope told me last night, "I love Elvis Presley. That song is my favorite."
This is the song I was singing for Hope last night and every night at bed time. Hope is a sweet and loving person. Anyone can say that about Hope and I will keep singing for you, Hope.