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Sun-Downing - What to Expect and How to Manage it

Alzheimer and Dementia patients can have many complications and it can be difficult, as an outside observer, to know what's going on.  One such complication is a behavioral issue call Sun-downing that researchers and Doctors have reported occurs frequently in Dementia patients.  Patients experiencing Sun-downing are said to have anxiety, restless, and irritability in the evenings.  Besides general disruptions to the internal clock, there is also a state of confusion and disorientation that can have patients confusing dreams and reality.