Sundowning is a big problem for Alzheimer's caregivers

The study helps explain "sundowning", an anxiety syndrome in dementia patients.

Sundowning definition

I found this research study interesting. I say this because I learned it is easier to deal with a problem and solve a problem if you first learn what is causing the problem. Understanding the cause of a problem provides a foundation on which a caregiver can build -- a necessary frame of reference.

To read the study and additional information in the Alzheimer's Reading Room go here.

Sundowning, an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients

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