What are the early signs of Sundowners?

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What are the early signs of Sundowners?

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The early signs of Sundowners include Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Extreme Agitation, Paranoia, Delusion and Emotional Outbursts.

Sundowner's Syndrome is a term that refers to a state of confusion often occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night.

Symptoms of Sundowner's Syndrome include things such as confusion, anxiety, aggression or ignoring directions.

Some people who suffer from Sundowner's Syndrome may also do things such as pacing or wandering off and get confused to where they are.

Most Alzheimer's patients have experienced Sundowner's Syndrome before the onset of the Alzheimer's disease and some Alzheimer's patients may continue to have Sundowner's Syndrome as well.

Some treatments that can help people experiencing Sundowner's Syndrome include bright light therapy, melatonin, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists, antipsychotics, and behavioral modifications.

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