sundowner syndrome

/ˈsʌndaʊnə sɪndroʊm/ (say 'sundownuh sindrohm)

noun
a syndrome in which a lowered sense of wellbeing and heightened anxiety and restlessness are experienced in the late afternoon; especially prevalent in sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and possibly associated with a disturbance of circadian rhythms.
Also, sundowner.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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