Need help with sundowning. Is there anything I can do to make him feel it’s not time to go to bed as soon as it gets dark out. He use to watch tv now he tells me he doesn’t like show or it’s too long he wants to go to bed. If I let him go to bed that early he will be up in middle of nite.
My husband has the same problem. I think it is because he cannot process the dialogue fast enough and gets lost in trying to follow the story line. We do better with animal or zoo programs. Antique roadshow seems to work too. It is a hit or miss and what works one week may not work the next. Good luck.
TV was also hard for my husband. I would play internet radio off the tV - instrumental piano was a favorite. Slow revolving scenery pictures would play on the TV. Music goes to a different part of the brain than dialog and was more calming. Sometimes looking at old photo albums was enjoyable to him. Late afternoon rides through a game preserve were enjoyable.
Hmmmm I get sleepy when it gets dark so I got nothing for you. Sundowning is real and so common you would think we would have an answer to it rather than a sleeping pill but we needed help in corralling Mom at night. I agree with comments that shows on TV make no sense to him or AD. Maybe Youtube videos at night could interest him. Mom's active nights created many challenges for us. We could not keep her awake during the day and then she would be off and running at sundown. I think everyone dealing with sundowning should look at home security first as meds don't seem to help keep AD out of trouble at night. Many blessings to you and to your husband
The weather channel is one he will watch and actually get involved. He has to "share" the snow in Montana with you.
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