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Sundowning, does it ever get any better?
Maureen138
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:39 PM
Joined: 12/26/2011
Posts: 5


Just sometimes feeling like it's never going to get any better.  10 times a night or more she is packing her bags and wanting to go back to her childhood home. Her confusion is just so overwhelming and sad. 

 

Any suggestions on how to not go crazy?  

Lately when she is real confused we put her in her room and surround her with her books and comfort items. We close the door and let her stay in there alone til she gets comfortable again. Or who knows maybe she just forgets why she was confused to begin with.  


memaw2287
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:00 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 156


One thing that we found to help Mom was to close all of the blinds before dusk and turn on almost every light in the house. We didn't say anything about it - just did it. It seemed as if she didn't see it getting dark, she didn't get quite as anxious.
Maureen138
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:07 PM
Joined: 12/26/2011
Posts: 5


I will try that