Has anyone heard of 'sundowning'?

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My sister thinks my Dad is suffering from that....he doesn't have AD or D. He's always been opinionated and blunt to the point. But, lately he's become really negative and downright nasty.

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"Sowndowning" is very common with people who have dementia, especially Alzheimer's. It's really a reaction to being bored, not engaged enough and perhaps our history that in the afternoons we have had a tendency to go somewhere, do something (i.e. go home from work, get dinner going, run errands, pick up the kids, etc.).

If you keep the person engaged and redirect them it is easier to get through - for example go for a drive, talk a walk (if they can still do this safely), do their favorite activity, play music, etc. Just finding out what helps the most during a difficult transition like this will benefit both the person and Caregiver caring for them.
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And then type in "showtiming" Gobs of information
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Oh my YES. Go up to "Search Site" and type in "sundowning". Lots of us go through this
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