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Mar 26, 2015
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


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Mar 26, 2015


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Jan 14, 2010
East Kent
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

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
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Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
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.


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Mar 13, 2014
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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