Challenges

Oasis Brewster works closely with Cape Cod Health Care.  The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support program provides information, education and support to caregivers managing the complex needs of those living with a dementia.

Sundowning

As the day winds down, people with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease may get wound up. Their increased restlessness, confusion or anxiety is called “sundowning” because the symptoms appear near day’s end — just when caregivers are tiring.

Suzanne Faith, RN, CDP who manages Cape Cod Healthcare’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support program, said sundowning can begin as early as 2 p.m.

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