Sundowning is a term used for changes in behaviour that occur in the evening, around dusk. Some people who have dementia experience a growing sense of agitation or anxiety at this time.
People living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia may experience sleeping problems or increased confusion, anxiety, agitation, pacing and disorientation beginning at dusk and continuing throughout the night. The term “sundowning” refers to changes in behaviour that occur in the evening. This makes it hard for them to get sleep. This may continue into the night and is not necessarily linked to the sun setting or limited to the end of the day.
Many factors may contribute to sleep disturbances and sundowning.
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