Psych Central



Sundowning

By Renée Grinnell

Worsening of delirium or dementia symptoms later in the day.

Example: An 82-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease is calm and oriented until evening, when she becomes fearful and restless. This happens repeatedly.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Nov 2008

 

 
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