What exactly is Sundowners Syndrome?
Sundowning or “Sundowner’s Syndrome” is a term used among professionals working with patients who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This syndrome describes a pattern of increased behavior problems, especially in the late afternoon and early evening. Seniors may exhibit increased confusion, agitation, wandering without purpose, and general disorientation.
On May 22, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis approved a bill that will cap the price of insulin co-pays at $100 a month for patients with health insurance, regardless of the amount they need. The law comes into force next year.
“The days of insulin price gouging are over in Colorado,” Polis told CBS Denver. It’s a bold promise, reflecting nationwide, bipartisan concern over the soaring costs of prescription drugs and insulin in particular.
We’d love to introduce you to Kristi Breakall, our new Life Enrichment Director here at The Retreat at Sunny Vista. Kristi was born and raised in North Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and holds an LPN license. She has been in senior living for 10 years. Kristi volunteers with the Colorado Springs chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and is currently the marketing chair for the area’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Chrissy Magur was working as an excellent housekeeper in our community and has been promoted to our new Life Enrichment Assistant.
As you grow older, you may experience changes in your physical and cognitive health. These can affect your safety at home in surprising ways, making things that were previously safe far more dangerous.