If your senior loved one frequently shows signs of confusion, anxiety, or agitation in the late afternoon, they are probably experiencing sundowning. Frequent causes of sundowning symptoms can include end-of-day exhaustion, boredom, napping during the day, lack of routine, disorientation, and confusion caused by reduced light. Watch this video to learn more about sundowning and home care strategies for prevention.
Strategies for preventing sundowning include discouraging napping or encouraging only short naps, schedule calming activities at the time the agitation normally occurs, provide adequate lighting. Endeavor Senior In-Home Care provides quality home care assistance in Phoenix, AZ. To learn more about our home care assistance services, call us today at (877) 584-6162.