Question by  cathy (39)

What is Sundowners disease?


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Sundowners itself is not a disease. It's like a phase of Alzheimers disease. It's called this because a lot of Alzheimers victims can be reasonably calm and more alert all day. When it gets close to bedtime, they become confused and disrupted. Not all Alzheimers patients have this symptom.


Answer by  chienar (65)

Sundowners or sundowning is an aspect of dementia, both Alzheimer's type and other forms. Not all dementia patients will exhibit this behavior, but it is common. A dementia patient is considered to have Sundowners when their confusion increases during the evening and night, and often their behavior will become more erratic at that time - when the sun is down.


Answer by  skm (432)

Sudowning is a condition in which patients have symptoms of delirium in the evening/early nighttime. Symptoms include disorientation, altered level of consciousness, and confusion.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

This is more often known as a syndrome. It affects people with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. During late afternoon or around sundown, these people become extremely agitated, irritable, and confused...even more so than usual. It is best to try to calm them and not ask questions or talk about anything that you know might be distressing to them.


Answer by  thusharbabu1 (5)

Sundowners disease is a condition that is most often associated with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, and in advanced forms of Parkinson's Disease. Many treatments are available now. consult a Doctor


Answer by  currentres (328)

This is a syndrome that causes many symptoms of confusion after the sun goes down. It is commonly found in those with Alzheimer's and dementia.


Answer by  Tara27 (116)

Sundowners is a term health care workers use when a person becomes confused, mind wanders, sometimes agitated and difficult to care for self at night time when the sun goes down. Usually is seen in the elderly.

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