Day: March 27, 2015

An Imaginary Friend

“Oh, she just came in here to get me,” Violet whispered, talking about me. There was no one else in her room. Violet was laying

Hey! So I was wondering about your thoughts on sundowning — like, what IS it really. Some say its a real phenomenon while others say it's just another word for disruptive behavior at night? What are some interventions that have worked for you? And what about PRN medication used to treat sundowning/disruptive behavior at night? Where is the line between therapeutic medication and chemical restraints? Thanks!

Hi! Good question. Most of us, dementia or no, get tired later in the day. For people with dementia, that exhaustion can manifest itself as

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