Sundowning: severe dementia and bringing on the night

Dave Bird dave at xemu.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 28 14:04:24 EST 2003


In article<YMQga.28528$ja4.1945937 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
KP-PC <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%> writes:
>The premise is that the subjects are so TD E/I(up) 'stressed' that 
>they're 'afraid' to fully give themselves over to sleep.
>Course, you specified "profound dementia", and I don't really know what 
>such entails from your perspective. [8<..]
>Basically, it's just interanl cycling of "supersystem configurations" 
>that's become dis-integrated because prolonged TD E/I(up) has been 
>endured. Such feeds-back into itself because the TD E/I-minimization 
>mechanisms' functioning becomes increasingly 'abstract' as they 'hunt' 
>for any means to achieve TD E/I(down) with respect to 
>the prolonged TD E/I(up).
               ^^^^^^\^^^
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