Sundowner's Syndrome

Sundowning; The occurrence of sadness, agitation, fear, and other mood and behavior changes that occur in dementia patients just before dark.

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  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia cause a variety of mood and behavior changes. One little-known side effect arises around a certain time each day and can be distressing for patients and caregivers alike.

  • Individuals living with Alzheimer’s often experience sleep issues, and if they’re not sleeping well, neither are their caregivers. Use these expert tips to help a person with Alzheimer's sleep so everyone in the household gets some much-needed respite.

  • This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

  • The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ insights on sundowning that occurs at other times of day, like “sunrising.”

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