Daylight saving time and dementia

Daylight Saving Time can have severe effects on people with Dementia. Here’s how you can soften the impact, and help your loved one during this time. The concept of daylight saving time can confuse everybody's internal clock. Losing an hour in the spring can cause tiredness, while gaining an hour in the winter increases the risk of irritability and depression in most people. However, these effects can be much more pronounced in people with dementia. By adding or taking away an hour, daylight saving time affects your loved one's natural circadian rhythms (their body clock). This affects the chemicals the brain releases throughout the day, and often results in changes in behaviour, mood and well-being. For those with dementia, daylight saving … Continue reading Daylight saving time and dementia