Have you noticed that Mom gets a little more confused in the evenings? Maybe Dad shows signs of anxiety or aggression as the sun recedes. If you notice any of these signs, your parent may be suffering from a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease called "sundowning" or "late-day confusion." The terms refer to the problems some Alzheimer’s and dementia patients have with sleeping or behavioural issues. The cause behind the symptoms is unknown, but as there are changes in memory and behaviour as the disease progresses, there are often disturbances in sleep patterns.
Help Mom stay in her home for as long as possible when you enlist the services of a professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care, Etobicoke. We assist families in the midst of caring for dementia patients with a wide range of help, including respite care for much-needed breaks. Let us help you and your loved one through this sometimes rough season of life.
Scientists cannot explain why sundowning occurs. They can narrow down some factors that may contribute to your mother’s symptoms. They include:
You can help your loved one deal with the symptoms of late-day confusion or sundowning when you utilize these steps:
Taking care of an aging parent is not easy. When they have symptoms of sundowning, things can get tougher. Enlist the help of a qualified personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care, Etobicoke and gain your peace of mind back. We serve families across the Etobicoke area with personalized services and additional resources so that you can give your senior loved one the best care possible.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care for seniors we deliver each day to families in the Etobicoke area.