My father who is 61 was recently "diagnosed" with sundowners syndrome. No official diagnosis of alzheimer's yet but his paternal grandmother had it. I am very concerned for obvious reasons but it seems to be progressing quite rapidly. He becomes very emotional and forgetful in the evening, often completely forgetting phone calls and messages that he has had with me the evening before. Recently, he "got lost" in my parents house and started yelling for my mother. He seems to be completely normal during the day, but at night he turns into a different person. I know that there is no absolute certain pattern of progression, but generally speaking, how do cases like this typically progress?View Thread
thank you Carol. He has been to a neurologist and they have run all sorts of tests. But at this point they have not formally diagnosed him with Alzheimer's or anything else except for "sundowners". The fact that his grandmother had Alzheimer's though is cause for more concern. At this point, I am trying to take stock of what I need to do emotionally to support him and my mother. I also am struggling some with what, if anything, I need to do to make sure that I get important conversations in with him in the event that this continues to develop rapidly. But I don't want to sound to foreboding or pessimistic and cause him more anxiety.View Thread
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