Sundowner's Syndrome Articles

  • Understanding and Minimizing Sundowner's Syndrome

    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.

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  • Alzheimer’s and Sleep: Expert Answers to 6 Common Questions

    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.

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  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    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.

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  • Sundowning Top Tips: Difficult Behaviors Can Happen at Any Time of Day

    The AgingCare.com 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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  • Sundowning Top Tips: Medications to Minimize Dementia Behaviors

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for using medications to help minimize sundowning behaviors.

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  • Daylight Saving Time Can Trigger Sundowning Behaviors

    For those living with dementia, seasonal changes can bring added emotional, behavioral and cognitive difficulties.

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  • Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen in the Fall

    Sundowning can happen year-round, but during autumn and winter, the effects can be magnified due to shorter, darker days. Be aware of the causes, signs and treatments for this complication of dementia.

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  • Sundowning Top Tips: How to Minimize Confusion with a Daily Care Routine

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced dementia caregivers’ suggestions for devising a routine that will minimize sundowning behaviors.

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  • Sundowning with Dad

    My father recently began to display signs of Sundowners Syndrome. Here's how mom and I handle sundowning with dad.

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  • Signs of Dementia

    The signs of dementia differ depending on what form of the disease a person has. Learn which signs correspond with each type of dementia.

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  • Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

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  • How to Care for Someone Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

    Information and advice for coping with some of the most common challenges faced by family caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

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