By their nature alone, Alzheimer’s and dementia are terrible diseases that cause immense suffering for the afflicted person as well as their loved ones. One of the primary reasons that memory loss is such a difficult ailment to care for is the person who is suffering may not fully understand what is happening to them. This can cause great confusion for the patient as well as a great deal of sadness for their family who can do very little to help. Additionally, patients who require memory care often develop complications along the way which make Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment even more complex.
What is Sundowning?
Sundowning, also known as sundown syndrome or simply shortened to sundowners, refers to a specific psychological confusion that is common in patients who require memory care, especially in those in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. It is known as sundowning because patients typically begin to exhibit behavior symptoms in the early evening while the sun is setting. Behavioral problems ranging from restlessness and irritability to increased confusion and significant mood swings are the most typical signs someone is suffering from sundowning.
How Our Memory Care Facility Can Help
At Valiente Senior Living, our memory care facility is often considered an innovator of the industry. We are more than capable of assisting your loved one in understanding sundown syndrome as most memory care patients can learn to understand and manage their plight. Our staff is dedicated to helping patients suffering from all aspects of dementia and Alzheimer’s, and we can help your family member avoid the challenges of sundowning. And with our second location opening in Magnolia Assisted Living in addition to our memory care facility in Cuero, we have more opportunities to help than ever.
If you have any questions about the memory care services available from Valiente Senior Living, please contact us online or call us today at 877-372-9658.