Tips For Preventing, Coping With Sundowning
Sundown syndrome is a state of confusion affecting people with dementia that occurs in the late afternoon into the night. Sundowning can cause confusion, anxiety, and aggression, as well as wandering, which would naturally worry any caregiver.
Here are some tips for managing sundowning along with factors to look out for that can aggravate sundown syndrome in your loved one.
What Causes Sundowning?
There are many factors that can aggravate sundowning, but The Mayo Clinic notes the most prevalent of causes include:
Disruption of a regular daily schedule
Fatigue or illness
Disruption of a person’s body clock
Difficulty separating reality … read more
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