Sundowning: severe dementia and bringing on the night (weird case)

Larry Brash lbrash at ozemail.com.au
Sun Mar 30 04:10:23 EST 2003


"John H." wrote:
> 
> 30/03/03 6:13pm
> 
> An unusual case of sundown syndrome subsequent to a traumatic head injury.
>   Duckett S Brain Inj 1992 Mar-Apr 6:189-91
> 
> BROWSE: Brain Inj
> Abstract
> An unusual case of sundown syndrome is here reported, in which a bilingual
> patient would involuntarily change languages at sunset. 

Fascinating...

More mundanely, I recall a dementing patient of German origin losing his
ability to speak English one week prior to admission. It never returned,
of course.

-- 
Larry Brash



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