Spring forward. Fall back.
Are you ready for the end of Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3rd. That’s when we turn our clocks back one hour. For most of us, it’s no big deal. We get an extra hour of sleep and there’s more light in the morning.
If you are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, it can be more complicated. You may be dreading it. This is especially true if your loved one suffers from the symptoms of “sundowning.”
Sundowning is a cluster of behaviors that affects many people with Alzheimer’s. Your loved one may be more tired in the late afternoon. As evening sets, they may see or hear things that are not there. They may be scared by shadows. Medical science cannot explain why sundowning happens, but it is real, and the one-hour adjustment brought about by Daylight Saving Time can create havoc in your home.
With planning and preparation, you can avoid the stress that Daylight Saving Time may bring.