What Would Cause A Dementia Patient To Sleep All Day And Awake All Night?


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Relink Device , RELINK is a smart device communicating with mobile apps and designed to keep people with alzheimer away from loneliness., answered

Xica is right. It is Sundowning.

Sundowning or Sundown Syndrome is one of behavioral problems of people with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia that start when the sun goes down and all through the night.

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Xica Chin answered
Sun downer's syndrome (make their room dark, ready for sleep with little distractions or noise)
Medications also could cause insomnia..review meds..diet..no caffeine or alcohol before bedtime).
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martha answered
In a similar way that babies get their days and nights 'mixed up', patiens suffering from dementia, alzheimers etc can do this too.  Also the condition often worsens in the evening, something called "sundowning syndrome"
check with the doctor to see if there is something to help.

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