Question by  mooseman (34)

What is Sundowner's Syndrome?

I have heard it mentioned about my grandmother.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

This condition is often associated with Alzheimer's but there is no direct scientific proof supporting this connection. Typically patients exhibit agitation and confusion in the late afternoon and early evening hours. There is not a lot of explanation for why this occurs.


Answer by  manuelaperkovic (47)

Sundowners syndrome is a condition that often affects older people that suffers of demention or Alzheimer's. the name stands for the part of the day that the symptoms are present. Namely, it occurs during the transition between daylight and night, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The symptoms can vary in a broad spectrum.


Answer by  DANZEL (16)

Sundowning or Sundowner Syndrome is a phenomenon well known to elderly's suffering from Alzheimer's. Sundowning refers to the changes of behaviour and mood that often occur late in the afternoon or evening in people with Alzheimer's Disease and similar conditions that alter brain functions. One good example of this are,wandering, paranoia and aggression of your grandmother.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Sundowner's Syndrome usually is part of Altzheimer's disease. People affected tend to get agitated and more confused as the day goes on.This is how it got it's name because things can get really bad in the evening.


Answer by  MayoMan (88)

It is sometimes considered an early form of Alzheimer's, and is associated with mood irritation and forgetfulness in the late afternoon and early evening.

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