Frequently Asked Questions

What is sundown syndrome or sundowning?

People with Alzheimer’s often experience significant changes in behavior in the late afternoon and early evening, which is triggered by fading light. This behavior can include yelling, pacing, mood swings, or hearing and seeing things that don’t exist. In order to mitigate the affects of sundown syndrome, it’s suggested that caregivers note the things that seem to trigger sundown syndrome and limit those triggers to the best of their ability.

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