Daylight Savings Time & Alzheimer’s
For most people, the arrival of Daylight Savings Time on Nov. 3 means an extra hour of sleep. But for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, it may accelerate the disorientation that comes with “sundowning” that can last through the winter months.
For the more than 250,000 Colorado family members who serve as unpaid caregivers for 73,000 loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease, the time change and prolonged hours of darkness provide a caution that they may see behavioral changes in their loved ones in the weeks and months ahead.
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