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Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients with Sundowning Symptoms

When you are caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, you may notice changes in their personality during the late afternoon and evening. You are not alone in experiencing this shift. Doctors call this change in behavior and mood sundowning, or sundown syndrome. The change in sunlight seems to be the trigger. Sundowning symptoms can […]

Sundown Syndrome: What is it and How to Cope

Sundown Syndrome, or “Sundowning,” as it is often called, is a physiological condition that affects those who have already received a diagnosis of mixed dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Although it affects a large percentage of those with these diagnoses, many individuals have no idea that the mood swings and periods of confusion that occur during […]