Among individuals who require Alzheimer’s care, sundowning is particularly
common among those who are in the mid-to late stages of the disease. It
refers to an increase in behavioral difficulties later in the day, along
with sleep disturbances. Individuals who provide Alzheimer’s care
often notice an increase in anxiety, confusion, and agitation during the
latter half of the day. Sometimes, individuals who are affected by sundowning
are more likely to wander and to ignore directives.
As issues such as sundowning become more challenging, family caregivers
often turn to professional caregivers who can provide Alzheimer’s
support within a home-like setting. At a memory care location, caregivers
can ensure that the individual’s environment is structured in a
way to keep him or her comfortable while protecting him or her from wandering
and other challenging behaviors. For example, it can be helpful to encourage
seniors with dementia to go outdoors during the day to enjoy the sunshine.
Maintaining a regular schedule and having adequate lighting in the environment
can also help reduce sundowning.
Avalon Memory Care is unlike any other location that provides bedside care
for Alzheimer’s patients in Carrollton, Cedar Park, and Dallas.
Call us at (469) 802-3179 to discover how our
Alzheimer’s care services can help your loved one age gracefully.