SUNDOWN SYNDROME

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., Pam M.S., "SUNDOWN SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sundown-syndrome/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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