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My Dad Is Sundowning During The Day. He Believes That His Wife Is The One Doing This To Him. A "voodoo Spell ".

My Dad Is Sundowning During The Day. He Believes That His Wife Is The One Doing This To Him. A "voodoo Spell ".

She basically just leaves him be because he becomes agitated and angry. He's not violent YET. He's very stubborn. Has refused medication, doctors visits. (They just want to take his money ). I'm looking for those of you that have this problem and any ideas on how to handle it.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband went through this angry resistant stage. But as the disease progressed and he was given Seroquel he stopped that behavior. We eventually stopped the Seroquel and even without it now he is sweet and cooperative.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Is he doing anything during the day? I believe that they need to do things so that they are not just sitting and staring at the walls. Thats when they focus only on the disease and often become depressed. They need to have purpose in their day, as I see it, so we grocery shop or to the park or a mall for a walk about. We go out for cofffee if I can get her to go ( I ask in the morning as she is more likely to say yes), she does dishes and laundry and sweeping floors, etc. When I made a concerted effort to do this, I saw a regresion from night wandering, depression and confusion to most of that disappearing. In fact she wondered last week and that is first time in 8 months. I see other things progressing, but most of agitation is gone. Hope this helps.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I also leave more lights on in the evening than l would ordinarily. It doesn’t stop the sun downing, but it seems less severe. It doesn’t help that we’re in Maine and the sun has been setting soon after 4:00. I also try to keep him busy and awake during the day so he sleeps at night.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Check and see if you can get the medication in liquid form. It's easier to put in their drink.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I wish I could help. My husband is still compliant usually. I hope someone here can help with suggestions. Hugs!

posted over 3 years ago
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