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Mom has been showing some signs of sundowners and I am wondering how the time change will affect her. Didn't know if any of you have noticed a difference.

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I would think that's it's possible since light has a lot to do with sundowning (for some people). Also, if you're trying to keep a schedule, you may have to make the changes very slowly. The change affects us so whey not people with dementia and other issues. Definitely consider adjusting curtains and lights to fit the change and make gradual adjustments.
Good luck,
Carol
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The time change will have an effect. Any change is difficult for alz and dementia patients and especially changes that are beyond yours or their control. Even though Mom doesn't realize the time change - the light affects her very much. I always expect calsl from the AL caregivers with the time changes. Best wishes.
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Dreading it! Just about a month ago Mom's schedule adjusted to the previous change. Here we go again.
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I do believe that the time change will have a great effect. An hour can have that affect. I hope it does not mother this year but it sure did last year. She had sundowners really bad last year.
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I wouldn't be surprised. I am affected by the time change. My pets are affected by it, because I change their feeding time. I really wish they would quit changing time back and forth. I'd rather them choose one time and stick with it.
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I can't wait for Sunday mom has sundowners as well and , w the winter we have had seems like we have been sundowning all day..good luck the time change will help
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An hour will not have that much effect.
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Yes. Ask any nursing home worker.
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I don't notice time changes having an effect on mom, but, oh boy, does the full moon! She is much more agitated and delusional during the full moon.
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It definitely affected my mom, it would take a good 2 or 3 months for her to adjust. She would want to go to bed at 6pm and ready to start her 3am. There was no real rhyme or reason, we just had to go with the flow.
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