Management Strategies for Sundowning


Jun 2017

Management Strategies for Sundowning

Sundowning is the worsening of dementia symptoms during late afternoon or early evening. These symptoms include anxiety, visual or auditory hallucinations, screaming, yelling, restlessness, pacing, wandering and resistance to care. There is no certain cause for Sundowning. Some suggest that it is due to the disruption of normal circadian rhythm (the person’s body clock) and regulation of behaviors by disease process of dementia. Environmental factors...

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