Most evenings, Dad’s words are garbled. He tries to tell us he wants to watch something on TV but we cannot figure out what he wants. He is not good with the remote so he can’t look for what he wants. Is it common for this garbled language to surface in the evenings? I find it strange that Dad can read the paper or part of a book without a problem. Maybe the part of his brain that helps recognize words is not affected by Alzheimer’s. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Does sundowning ever go away if not how long can a person go without sleep?
We go through the same thing. He wants to watch TV but says they talk garbled or he does not understand what they are saying. He comes argumentative. but not combatative. I tried to get him to watch old movies. That worked for a while.
Some people with Alzheimer's experience this. As the sun starts going down, late evening, they get more agitated and want to walk and be active. Some may stay up all night and pace the floor or are awake and agitated all night. They need meds to help them relax and sleep.
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