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Sleeping All the Time(2)
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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:39 AM
Joined: 1/14/2015
Posts: 40463

Originally posted by: meramac12

My mother is in the moderate-moderately severe stages of Alz. She sleeps all the time. Will go to bed at 10:00PM at night-would go earlier but I can't sleep if I go before 10:00-she will not go to bed by herself. We get up between 6:30-7:30 in the morning. She will walk out into the family room, sit in her chair & goes back to sleep. I have to wake her to eat (which she eats very little). She then goes back to sleep & will sleep all day. I am not sure what to do or if this is just the start of another stage. She takes Abilify 2.5mg & Mirtazapine 30mg at night only. Those are the only meds she is on. I just feel so lost & alone. I retired from my job to take care of her. She talks very little.
I guess I need someone to tell me if this is normal or should I try to get help.

Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:39 AM
Originally posted by: David B.

Dear Pat,

Thank you for participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Online Community!

I'm sorry to hear about the sleeping problems your mother and you have been having. It is a challenge to cope with these behaviors. I'm linking you to our publication on Sleep Changes in Alzheimer's Disease, which may be helpful to you. There are helpful ideas with and without medication.

If you would like to talk further about this issue or any other concerns, please feel free to call us at 1-800-272-3900. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to help you.

Best wishes,
David B.
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