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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sundowning

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

In brief: Sundowning

Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sundowning may occur with various types of dementia, such as alzheimer's, mostly in the moderate to severe stages.
Agitation and confusion begins late in the day and often carries into the night. Factors that may contribute to it include fatigue, low lighting, an upset in circadian rhythm - causing disturbed sleep patterns, and confusion in regards to dreams and reality.

In brief: Yes

Sundowning may occur with various types of dementia, such as alzheimer's, mostly in the moderate to severe stages.
Agitation and confusion begins late in the day and often carries into the night. Factors that may contribute to it include fatigue, low lighting, an upset in circadian rhythm - causing disturbed sleep patterns, and confusion in regards to dreams and reality.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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