1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Shiela

    Shiela Registered User

    Mar 26, 2015
    20
    hi can anyone advise me on how to deal with sundowning, my husband is suffering with this more than usual and I am finding it more difficult to placate him any advise would be welcome thank you
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,765
    Female
    Dundee
  3. Shiela

    Shiela Registered User

    Mar 26, 2015
    20
  4. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    #4 lin1, Jul 31, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
    Hi. Like Izzy I found mums sundowning difficult, often nothing I did or said helped I could even make things worse .
    We have a fact sheet on here , I'll see if I can find it, back in a mo

    Sorry it's rather a long read
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=159

    If you're in the UK , Admiral nurses may be able to help, they specialise in Dementia, offer advise and emotional support. Sadly they are few and far between but they do have a national helpline
    http://www.dementiauk.org/information-support/admiral-nursing-direct/
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,721
    Kent
    I wish some of us could say how we managed it Shiela . I found sundowning very difficult indeed.

    When my husband was sundowning he often didn`t know me and went out to find his real wife and his real home. That was the most challenging time as well as his packing his belongings in plastic bags. It was easier in the winter when it was dark because then I could persuade him to wait till `tomorrow` because it was too cold or too windy or too dark. The summer was a nightmare which I suspect is what is happening with your husband now.

    Sorry I can`t be of help. I do sympathise.
     
  6. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    It's really hard, my husband has sundowning symptoms and I often resort to taking him out in the car, doesn't always work and he can be worse on our return, it's not my home, won't get out of the car etc. but more often than not he is tired when we get back and happy to sit in his chair. Do sympathise and hope other posts help.


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