Keep a daily routine:
Set regular times for waking up, meals, and going to sleep.
Utilize bright light therapy:
Increase indoor lighting before dusk.
Do only simple, calming activities in the afternoon:
Walk in the park, playing a card game, or watching a movie.
Be twice as patient and kind during these hours:
Keep in mind that they are confused and just need some guidance back to real time.
What is Sundowning Syndrome:
Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Confusion and agitation worsen in the late afternoon and evening or as the sun goes down. Symptoms are less pronounced earlier in the day and most often affects people who have mid-stage and advanced dementia.
For more information or tips, please contact our in-house Nurse at Kimberly.McIlhenny@jevsathome.org.