Ways to Cope with the Symptoms of Sundowning Syndrome
Sundowning, which the Alzheimer’s Association defines as “increases in behavioral problems that begin at dusk and last into the night,” can present major challenges for caregivers.
The syndrome, which affects up to 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s, manifests itself in behaviors, including agitation, pacing, paranoia, and wandering.
Fortunately, there are effective methods of managing sundowning symptoms. Below are 13 suggestions:
1. Keep your home well-lit. Shadows and darkness could contribute to fear and confusion experienced by your loved one.
2. Try to maintain a quiet environment. Turn off the TV and radio, and save the use of machines (lawn … read more
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