The shortest day of the year is right around the corner, next Friday, December 21st. The decrease in light or daytime hours can be an issue for some people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The earlier sunset and transition to dark can cause increased memory loss, confusion, agitation and even anger also known as Sundown Syndrome.
As you look in on aging parents, relatives and friends with memory loss issues, be aware that the days are getting shorter and sundowning can be an issue. Below are a few resources that might be helpful if you are noticing that symptoms are getting worse as the sun starts to set each day.
About Sundown Syndrome
Sundowning: Late-day Confusion
A Caregiver’s Guide to Sundown Syndrome
Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen During Fall and Winter Months
10 Ways to Manage Sundown Syndrome
What to Know About Sundowner’s Syndrome?
7 Tips for Reducing Sundowning
4 Ways to Ease Sundowners Syndrome Symptoms
How to Deal with Signs of Sundown Syndrome
Enduring all those dreary, dark and cloudy days that usher in winter can cause everything to get confusing. If you think it’s time to get assistance with care give us a call or come tour our houses at Colten Adult Care.