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What are the signs of sundowning?

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When someone is sundowning, they may be:

They also may:

  • Agitated (upset or anxious)
  • Restless
  • Irritable
  • Confused
  • Disoriented
  • Demanding
  • Suspicious
  • Yell
  • Pace
  • Hear or see things that aren’t there
  • Have mood swings

From: How to Manage "Sundowning" WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/10/2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: “Sundowning.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Sundowning.”

Khachiyants, N. , December 2011. Psychiatry Investigation

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: “Behavioral Challenges: Coping With … Sundowning.”

Schwartz, J. , December 2008. Current Neuropharmacology

Alzheimer’s Association: “Sleep Issues and Sundowning.”

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors.”

National Institute on Aging: “Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: “Sundowning.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Sundowning.”

Khachiyants, N. , December 2011. Psychiatry Investigation

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: “Behavioral Challenges: Coping With … Sundowning.”

Schwartz, J. , December 2008. Current Neuropharmacology

Alzheimer’s Association: “Sleep Issues and Sundowning.”

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors.”

National Institute on Aging: “Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

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