FALL BACK, TURN THOSE CLOCKS BACK
(GET THAT EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP??)
With Daylight Saving Time ending just around the corner on November 6th, most people will need to adjust their clocks and schedules, which can be a nuisance.
For folks living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, Daylight Saving can be quite stressful and even dangerous by exacerbating “sundowning,” a disorienting condition that can last throughout the winter months.
The time change and prolonged darkness can cause behavioral changes that could be dangerous. “Sundowning” is described as a group of symptoms that include anxiety, sadness, restlessness, hallucinations, delusions, sudden mood swings, increased confusion, and energy surges.