Yes, very much so. That's why I plan my daily visits to my 93 year old PDD husband to be from 4:00 p.m. until his bedtime. It helps I am told by the nurse and the people who care for him at the nursing home.
Thanks for reading my message.
Yes it is; I was diagnosed a couple of years ago.
Sundowners occurs usually, but not always, late in the day, or evenings, as shadows begin to appear, and/or a person is getting tired. A person does not always need to have any particular illness; sometimes it's age-related. Often the person will get very emotional or fearful, they are more likely to hallucinate if that problem has begun, which doesn't necessarily happen. Sometimes a person may become delusional or unable to function as well. Usually come daylight they are doing better. There may be other noticeable changes as well, which disappear in the daylight. It's also fairly predictable, so you can find things to do which may offset some of the effects.
please can anyone assist me with more information on sundowning. I am a live-in Carer in Ireland and the wife is insisting that my client leads a life according to her social needs - after three weeks of constant prompting I was finally able to get him to be left in bed for a sleep, this is also post a massive UTI. Wife lets visitors in as and when they want to and she takes late night telephone calls as well while she is in the room and he is sleeping and I know it disturbs him