Bayada Article: What is Sundowning?

By Barbra London, MSW, LCSW, LNHA

Know the Signs, Triggers, and Tips for Managing Sundown Syndrome

Often referred to as “late-day confusion,” Sundown Syndrome typically occurs in older adults during the twilight and evening hours. The affected individual may start to exhibit increased confusion, agitation, and restlessness during this time of waking hours. Although symptoms can get worse as the night progresses, it usually gets better by the morning.

Sundown Syndrome and Alzheimer’s are often linked together affecting people in the mid to later stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. It can also occur in older adults who are not ‘clinically’ diagnosed with having dementia. The experienced local team of health care experts at your local BAYADA Home Health Care Office are available 24/7 to give respite care and support for you and your loved ones.

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