Sundowning: Late-day Confusion

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on August 24, 2017

The term “sundowning” or “sundown syndrome” refers to a state of confusion in the late afternoon or early evening. Often associated with dementia, sundowning has been observed and described as a combination of confusion, exhaustion and restlessness. Sundowning can cause a variety of behaviors, such as anxiety, aggression, ignoring direction, pacing and wandering.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Sundowning, Late-day Confusion