Saturday, April 26, 2014

Help for Sundowning.

Here is a link to a great article/video about dealing with sundowning. For those who don't know, sundowning is a syndrome that can affect dementia sufferers in the afternoon, causing depression, acting out behaviors, emotional outbursts, agitation and anxiety.

Although we aren't sure exactly what causes it, the theory is that changing light levels affects chemical levels in the brain. Here are a couple of good ideas for helping your loved one deal with the problem.

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