Alzheimer's Behavior Problems

By mid-stage Alzheimer's, brain deterioration may lead to a wide range of challenging behaviors, including hallucinations, wandering, "sundowning" (increased confusion and restlessness at night), and anger and aggression. Skillful, sympathetic care can make these behaviors less severe or burdensome, and sometimes prevent them.

  • The agitation and confusion of sundown syndrome are hard on Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers alike. Here, 7 ways to ease sundown syndrome.

  • Sundown Syndrome affects people with dementia and strikes around sunset. Learn how to minimize sundown syndrome agitation.

  • Sleep problems are a common -- and difficult -- problem associated with dementia. Learn the most common sleep problems and how to deal with them.

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