As a committed caretaker of a senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s, you likely rigorously track their daily habits. From maintaining their Power of Attorney to tracking their eating habits – you know the importance of staying attuned to daily shifts to keep on top of their needs.
Alzheimer’s disease reveals escalating symptoms as the disease progresses from the early to the late stages. One common behavioral change is sundowning, a set of symptoms that affect people in the mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s. Amidst so many factors to track, you may be wondering, “What is sundowning exactly? What are the signs I should look for? And how will it affect my loved one?” Here we will outline common characters and provide tips for things you can do to alleviate the symptoms of sundowning.