4975 - Sundowner ($45)

4975 - Sundowner   ($45)
Sonia M. Callahan
Piedmont, CA    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Cottons, hand dyes, overcast applique.

Artist's Statement: Sundowning is the word used to describe patient behavior change that is thought to be associated with the sun traveling to the horizon. Rays are less intense and the brain is more fatigued so the patient experiences greater emotional intensity, general restlessness and may be less co-operative. Awareness of this helps caregivers schedule important aspects of the care at an earlier time. The depicted Alzheimer’s patient is lucky because she is able to enjoy the magnificence of the sky colors.
Sonia M. Callahan

Dedication: To those Alzheimer's patients who have sundowning and the caregivers who must direct their energy to helping patients deal with this.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $45.00 for the AAQI.