Resources tagged with restlessness

Agitation

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.28.15

Agitation: calming down an excitable situation Becoming agitated or restless are common symptoms of people with dementia. This can be due to external factors, such as loud noises or crowded environments. Or the causes may be physical or emotional, such as hunger or boredom. When a loved one becomes agitated, try to remain calm and…

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Sundowning

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.24.15

Sundowning: the tendency toward late evening confusion As the evening hour approaches, as many as 20% of people with Alzheimer’s tend to experience restlessness, confusion, anxiety and other disorienting symptoms. This condition is called sundowning, and it can make late afternoon and evening an especially trying time for caregivers. Why is this happening? The precise…

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