7 more ways to manage Dementia Sundowning Symptoms!
By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Sundowning symptoms affect quality of life
Someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia may become more agitated or anxious starting in the late afternoon and lasting through the evening.
They could become aggressive, delusional, paranoid, want to walk, or accidentally wander away. Some may have disrupted sleep schedules or restlessness at night.
This behavior is called dementia sundowning because it typically begins around sundown – late afternoon or evening.
These dementia sundowning symptoms negatively affect your older adult’s quality of life and are challenging for you to manage.
We explain what causes sundowning and share 7 ways to manage the symptoms and behaviors. These suggestions make evenings calmer and easier for both your older adult and you.
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