What is Sundown Syndrome?

sundown syndrome

The Sundowning, also known as Sundown Syndrome is a feature of some cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in which symptoms and behavioral changes occur simultaneously with the sunset. To learn what it is, why it happens and how to catch it early in elderly, whether or not these have been diagnosed with neurological or dementia disorders.

sundown syndrome

What is Sundown Syndrome and why it happens?

The sundowning is a fairly common phenomenon among patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases of geriatric medicine, characterized by the presence of behavioral changes and cognitive in the last hours of the afternoon and into the evening. Patients may become irritable, aggressive, depressive, or also present problems of memory and cognition that, usually are generally absent in the daytime.

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