is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia.
Patients are generally able to understand that this behavioral pattern is abnormal.
Sundowning seems to subside with the progression of a patient's dementia.
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On this sample 7 day experience there are three anchor points as follows: Leaving Dublin we visit The Glendalough Valley in The Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Visiting Cobh, the last port of call for The Titanic which left in 1912 and where two and a half million Irish people immigrated to USA, Canada, Australia and all over the world.
You can visit The Titanic Experience and do the tour if you wish while in Cobh, it is reasonably priced and you receive your ticket with one of the actual passenger’s names on it as a souvenir, are you brave enough to see what your fate would have been had you stepped on board the Titanic……Also you can see in the distance Spike Island, which was once the largest prison in the world housing 2,300 prisoners.
This hypothesis is, however, supported by the effectiveness of melatonin, a natural hormone, to decrease behavioral symptoms associated with sundowning.
Another cause can be oral problems, like tooth decay with pain.
Patients with established sundowning and no obvious medical illness may be suffering from impaired circadian regulation, or may be affected by nocturnal aspects of their institutional environment such as shift changes, increased noise, or reduced staffing (which leads to fewer opportunities for social interaction).
It is thought that with the development of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease there might be a disruption within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).
You might like to have lunch here or for ‘educational purposes’ an Irish coffee or two!!