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What are the usual symptoms of sundowning?

What are the usual symptoms of sundowning?

It might help: Sun downing is a phenomenon most often occurs in people with dementia with increased confusion and agitation occurring later in the day. The cause of it is not known. A small lamp may help to reduce the symptoms along with a good night sleep. ...Read more

Sundowning (Definition)

Patients, especially the elderly are more vunerable to this, particularly if they are on chronic pain medication. Typically they are fine during the day, perhaps some confusion. One way to help is to keep a night light on when sleeping. Constant orientation by nursing staff i.e. Remind the patient where they are, checking on them at night and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: sundowning?

What is the definition or description of: sundowning?

Confusion at dusk: Patients, especially the elderly are more vunerable to this, particularly if they are on chronic pain medication. Typically they are fine during the day, perhaps some confusion. One way to help is to keep a night light on when sleeping. Constant orientation by nursing staff i.e. Remind the patient where they are, checking on them at night and giving reassurance also helpl. ...Read more

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Is there a pill for preventing sundowning?

Is there a pill for preventing sundowning?

Not really: You're probably referring to that state of agitation & behavioral issues that seems to occur cyclically late in the day in patients w/dementia. Detective work looking for an underlying cause is key along w/redirection. While anti-psychotics are often prescribed in this situation, there is a black box warning against use in demented patients due to an increase risk of death. ...Read more

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Can turning on a lamp help sundown syndrome?

Can turning on a lamp help sundown syndrome?

It might help: Sun downing is a phenomenon most often occurs in people with dementia with increased confusion and agitation occurring later in the day. The cause of it is not known. A small lamp may help to reduce the symptoms along with a good night sleep. ...Read more

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Is there anything, other than pills, to prevent someone from sundowning?

Is there anything, other than pills, to prevent someone from sundowning?

Yes, plenty: Pills should not be first line. Re-direction should be - such as having the patient look out of a window to get oriented to day & night, music therapy, activities to keep them occupied (puzzles, drawing, walking, etc), social activities (with family, friends, and staff), minimizing use of catheters and ivs. Basically, help them stay oriented, engaged, and as independent as safely possible. ...Read more

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What is sundowning vs dementia?

What is sundowning vs dementia?

Sundowning is a: Symptom that can occur in dementia patients. It refers to misperceiving the environment or outright halliucinations whch usually occur at or after sundown, hence the name. Dementia is a degenerative illness which effects the brain and inhibits a person's ability to function. ...Read more

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What's sundowning? Why do some seniors do it after accident, illness?

What's sundowning? Why do some seniors do it after accident, illness?

Nighttime confusion: Sundowning is the term used for a period of confusion, disorientation, at times agitation, irritability, symptoms of psychosis that occurs late in day. If one is having such episodes, it should be evaluated initially by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is sundowning a sign of things to come? Reverted to past strong-willed antirx personality after late-day discharge from hospitalization for 2 nights.

Is sundowning a sign of things to come? Reverted to past strong-willed antirx personality after late-day discharge from hospitalization for 2 nights.

Sundowning: The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night. Sundowning isn't a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as alzheimer's disease. The cause isn't known.
Factors that may aggravate late-day confusion include:
fatigue,
low lighting,
increased shadows,
disruption of the body's "internal clock". ...Read more

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Could teenagers take sundown natural vitamins?

Could teenagers take sundown natural vitamins?

Sure: Don't spend too much money or expect much (or anything) from this kind of thing. Eat sensibly and stay physically fit. Ask your physician if a supplement is likely to benefit you. Pregnant woman, convalescents, vegetarians and others on limited diets, and perhaps folks actively putting on muscle are those most likely to benefit. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an old adult experiences sundowning, but has no other signs of alzheimer's?

What does it mean when an old adult experiences sundowning, but has no other signs of alzheimer's?

See below: Sundowning is not a normal feature of aging, and can be associated with medication rxtns, sleep disorders, nutritional deficiencies, as well as associations with alzheimer's and other dementias. Need to get this assessed and handled, as could worsen fairly rapidly. ...Read more

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Urgently. Any reviews about "sundown natural" dietry supplement. Made in usa. Am from egypt and want to buy it. Any reccommendations?

Urgently. Any reviews about "sundown natural" dietry supplement. Made in usa. Am from egypt and want to buy it. Any reccommendations?

Costs to see reviews: One problem with supplements is that what's on the label is not always in the product. One company independently assays supps. But you have to pay to see the results! See http://www. Consumerlab. Com/search/sundown-review
as best as I can tell sundown natural is decent but I see no reason to choose it above many others. See http://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/ for mulitvit. Reviews (sundown not rated). ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...Read more

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What happens if a sundowning patient keeps pulling their nasogastric tube out?

What happens if a sundowning patient keeps pulling their nasogastric tube out?

This is not uncommon: Sun downing patients often do some things that don't assist the care their team has planned for them. If the ng tube is needed, it simply may have to be replaced, which is a bit uncomfortable, so we like to minimize this. The tube should be taped back and out of the way of the patient so they are less likely to notice or grab it. Increasing supervision can help to redirect the patient as well. ...Read more

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92 yo discharged from 2-day hospital obs at 5pm. Disoriented to place. Now confusing people and events. Pleasant but juvenile. Delerium or sundowning?

92 yo discharged from 2-day hospital obs at 5pm. Disoriented to place. Now confusing people and events. Pleasant but juvenile. Delerium or sundowning?

Both: Can be both. Delerium is a reversible, acute change in mental status. Sundowning occurs when folks with dementia or delirium get tired towards the later part of day and have a change in mentation. In this case it could be both. Treat underlying cause of delirium and give it time. If they are in danger of hurting themselves, get medical help. ...Read more

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Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. Alcohol related dementia?

Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. Alcohol related dementia?

Needs labs checked: It is important to check ammonia levels, CBC and basic metabolic profile.
Please see a physician as soon as possible for better evaluation. ...Read more

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Right pupil is a little bigger than the left one after sundown. Both react quick to light and dark, but afraid it's horner syndrome. Going to doctor.

Right pupil is a little bigger than the left one after sundown. Both react quick to light and dark, but afraid it's horner syndrome. Going to doctor.

You may be over: Observant, but you also could have an adie's pupil, where light response is normal, but pupillary constriction/dilation as your gaze follows the finger from an arm's length to 6" from your nose...Accommodation. Syphillis and tertiary lues also has the opposite pupillary response, where the accommodation is intact, light reactivity is impaired. Go thee to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long will sundowning continue after open heart surgery?

How long will sundowning continue after open heart surgery?

It varies: If indeed it is sundowning, and not something else (medications, hypoxias, infections, metabolic, etc), it should improve within days as the brain recovers and a more normal routine is instituted. Sometimes, recovery is not complete until the patient is home amidst more familiar surroundings. ...Read more

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92 discharged at 530pm sundowning, weak after 2 nights of little sleep. Refusing antibiotic for uti. Just fell sound asleep in recliner. Let her sleep?

92 discharged at 530pm sundowning, weak after 2 nights of little sleep. Refusing antibiotic for uti. Just fell sound asleep in recliner. Let her sleep?

Yes--but give meds: She definitely needs her sleep! why won't she take the antibiotic? Infections are a major cause of confusion in the elderly. ...Read more

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Will my oral contraceptive Blisovi 24 Fe still protect me after taking 2 capsules (300 mg) of Sundown Natural StJohns Wort? If not, when will it again?

Will my oral contraceptive Blisovi 24 Fe still protect me after taking 2 capsules (300 mg) of Sundown Natural StJohns Wort? If not, when will it again?

Don't stop: The Blisovi 24 Fe, keep taking it on schedule, and use an additional form of contraception, eg condom, for a week or two, there isn't enough literature on how long does St John's Wort stays in your system, however, just a guess, it wouldn't stay more than few days or a week or two, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there any medication for hyphae?

Is there any medication for hyphae?

Hyphae: Hyphae refer to the branching thread-like forms of various fungi. Various medications are used for fungal medications. Which one depends on what fungus and where the infection is. ...Read more

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What is the medication lupetude for?

What is the medication lupetude for?

Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more

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