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5 Ways to Handle Sundowning

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: 5 Ways to Manage Sundowning

Marcy’s dad, Albert, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A few years after receiving his diagnosis, Marcy noticed that Albert was often agitated in the evening. He paced the house and seemed nervous. Occasionally, he would try to leave the house and sometimes even lashed out aggressively at Marcy when she tried to stop him.…

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Researchers Find Possible Cause for Sundowning

Senior Care in Tallahassee FL: Sundowning Research

Around 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) experience a behavioral symptom commonly called “sundowning.” Sundowning is when the older adult becomes increasingly agitated, anxious, or aggressive in the late afternoon and evening hours. Scientists aren’t exactly certain what causes the behavior, but a recent study may provide important information that could lead to…

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