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Hi. My wife has had dementia for about 8 - 10 years now and she is still 'only' 63. She also has a few other serious health issues. Her Sundowning is almost constant now until she goes to bed. Is this indicative of a particular stage in the dementia process? Our family is prepared for what is due to happen but I would really like to know an answer to my question. I know it will be based on your own personal experiences but at least it is knowledge shared.Thanks in advance

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Sundowning is characteristic of moderate dementia, and especially of the Alzheimer's form of the disease. It happens to most people with dementia at some point - with or without medications.

In fact, many people attribute early dementia to normal aging - but when the person begins to sundown, it becomes very clear to family members that something is very wrong. For example, the family goes out to a restaurant for a social event and their loved one starts acting very "odd" as evening approaches.
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It's indicative of a need to adjust medications. Get a new MRI or CT of her brain and see the Neurologist or Gerontologist.
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