Sundowning or Late-day Confusion Tip-Sheet:

“Sundowning” is a term that refers to late-day confusion experienced by persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia usually at the end of the day and into the night. While experts are not certain why this behavior occurs, Factors that may cause this late-day confusion include:

Tips and techniques for “sundowning” include:

Source: AlzOnline/Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association "Agitated Behavior Training Module", 2007


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College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida