According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia may have problems sleeping or experience increased confusion, anxiety, agitation, pacing and disorientation beginning at dusk and continuing throughout the night (referred to as sundowning). Although the exact cause is unknown, these changes result from the disease’s impact on the brain.”
There is no magic answer or simple treatment for sundowning, but the following link will take you to an article from DailyCaring.com that provides great insight on ways to reduce sundowning symptoms.
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