Really interesting views of sun downing and how to help people through these times.
What is Sundowning?
SUNDOWNING – Sundowning is a phenomenon that is associated with increased confusion resulting in a variety of behaviors that you may not see other times of the day. It can happen with any form of dementia. Up to about 50% of persons diagnosed with some form of dementia may experience sundowning. I have my own personal theories about why it happens when it does. Keep in mind that for each person, sundowning may occur at different times of the day – it’s called sundowning because it happens later in the day for a lot of people.
Some of the symptoms exhibited are:
*”Exit seeking” (wanting to leave or go home-even if they are home)
The specific cause for sundowning has never been proven. Many…
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