SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori
Broken Record: What to Say When Dementia Causes Them to Repeat
Here are some tips on how to respond when dementia causes elderly parents to repeat themselves. An occupational therapist and dementia expert offers suggestions for how to handle situations in which seniors with dementia repeat themselves.