SUNDOWN SYNDROME

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Disposition, especially among older individuals with disabilities (dementia) or held in institutions, to feel lower level of mental function later in the day. As the sun sets, there is a reduction in mental activity, this is sundown syndrome.

SUNDOWN SYNDROME: "Example: Sundown syndrome is noticed in some people who have Alzheimer disease."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SUNDOWN SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sundown-syndrome/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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