Your elderly mother has Alzheimer’s, so dealing with her restlessness, confusion and memory loss during the day is something that you’re used to. But lately you’ve noticed that as evening approaches mom’s behavior becomes even more strange and unpredictable. Caring for a senior with Sundowner’s Syndrome presents unique challenges. Here are some ways to manage it more effectively.
Although you realize that mom isn’t acting out on purpose, you are worried that her aggression will eventually become physical. Fortunately, it is possible to more effectively prevent and manage outbursts from seniors with Alzheimer’s by taking these steps.
Although it’s not uncommon to get a urinary tract infection (UTI), they can be quite harmful and dangerous for those aged 65-and-above. Complications that are possible when a senior gets a UTI include bloodstream infections (sepsis) and irreversible kidney damage. Many aging in place seniors who are the recipients of in-home care also have dementia, making it hard on a caregiver to determine if they have a UTI in the first place.