Health & Fitness

A doctor’s advice for an Alzheimer’s patient with ‘sundowning’

Q. My father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He and my mother live in their home and have required little outside help and support. Recently, however, my father has stopped sleeping and he becomes very agitated at night. I’m very concerned, not only for him but for my mother. I’ve done a lot of research on “Sundowning,” as it’s called, and have spoken with professionals but none of their recommendations or the suggested remedies have worked.

Health & Fitness

A child’s wisdom says it all

My friend’s 7-year-old daughter wore a pink dress. We had a play date and she knows pink is the color of breast cancer awareness. I brought glitter, colored paper and scissors. She had the stickers and the glue.


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