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Sundown syndrome

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Alzheimer's Australia | Sundowning

What is sundowning? People with dementia may become more confused, restless or insecure late in the afternoon or early evening. It can be worse after a move or a change in their routine. They may become more demanding, restless, upset, suspicious, disoriented and even see, hear or believe things that arent real, especially at night. Attention span and concentration can become even more limited. Some people may become more impulsive, responding to their own ideas of reality that may place them at risk.

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Alzheimer's Australia | Coping with behaviour changes

Aggressive behaviours Aggressive behaviour may sometimes occur as a result of dementia. This page discusses the causes of aggressive behaviours, suggests some ways to manage and some sources of help. Read more.

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