Sundowner’s Syndrome: Some Helpful Tips on Diagnosing and Coping

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With a handful of exceptions (i.e., shift workers, college students and arguably rock stars), most of us would agree that we’re often sharper during the waking hours, rather than when evening comes to call. But imagine the unfortunate situation when towards the end of the afternoon, you realize your cognitive abilities and mood are diminishing proportionate to the setting sun.

There is a very real diagnosis that surrounds this fateful condition. Occurring in people who almost exclusively suffer from Alzheimer’s and ...

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