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Sundowning - what is it?

Sundowner's Syndrome or "Sundowning" is something you read and hear about more and more. Here, from AgingCare.com, is a good explanation of the condition known mostly to people with Alzheimer's but also sometimes with other forms of dementia.

Sadness, Agitation, Fear: Could This Be Sundowner's Syndrome?

"Yes, these and other mood and/or behavior changes, occurring a few hours before or during twilight and sometimes lasting until dawn, are usually classified as Sundowner’s Syndrome, or “sundowning.” Typically seen in Alzheimer’s patients, particularly early in the onset, and in dementia patients, others with cognitive issues can also experience Sundowner’s Syndrome symptoms."

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