Although there is not one technique established to deal with Sundowners Syndrome and the fact that everyone is different, there are still ways to help make life a little easier during those dusk hours. There are a number of approaches that have helped calm down sufferers with this condition.
- approach in a calm manner
- Find out if there is something he or she needs
- Gently remind him/her of the time
- Avoid arguing
- offer reassurance
- don’t use physical restraint
- Wind Down Early
- Regulate Sleep
Sleep disorders are just one part of the equation when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Boredom, depression, wandering and anxiety issues are all challenges caregivers face when trying to keep their loved one feeling safe, secure and loved.