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What is sundowning?

By | October 21st, 2020

That is where somebody’s behavior changes later in the afternoon. We see it more often when there’s the time change when we come off of daylight savings time and back into standard time, and our body uses environmental cues like the sun to figure out what time of day it is and what we should be doing. If you already are living with the diagnosis that can cause confusion, it makes it really tough to figure out what’s going on. The other thing is our body naturally starts producing less and less melatonin as we age. Typically people living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or another type of neurodegenerative disorder are over age 70 so it’s kind of a double whammy.

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