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.
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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