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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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