Sundowning and Alzheimer's

Posted on February 12, 2018

As many as 1 in 5 people with Alzheimer's will experience "sundowning," or late-day behavioral changes that include confusion and restlessness. Many caregivers see these changes in their loved ones as late afternoon becomes evening.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, members often talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Sundowning is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about sundowning:

Here are conversations that have taken place about sundowning:

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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A myALZteam Member said:

I believe Sun downers is the worst part. Peggie would always pack what she could carry and come out and say ok I'm ready to go home now. We would tell… read more

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