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Sundowning

 

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Revelation 21: 23-25 “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.

 

About five years ago, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Not long after that, we started noticing that she often became confused and suffered from anxiety in the late afternoon and evening.

We were told that this state of confusion, which also may include aggression or ignoring directions, pacing, or wandering is called “Sundowning.”

It is not a disease, but instead a group of symptoms common among people with dementia.

I thought about Mom, yesterday, as I was reading in Revelation about the Holy City, to be established one day here on earth.

Since there will be no night there, Sundowner’s Syndrome will be a thing of the past. In fact, so will anxiety, sadness or any of the emotional or physical ailments we experience in this life.

In the New Jerusalem,  “…all things will be new.”

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