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Spouse or Partner Caregiver Forum
TROUBLE WAKING SPOUSE WITH ALZHEIMERS
SINCE TIME CHANGE AND FALL I AM HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING MY WIFE OUT OF BED. I USUALLY START AROUND 8:30AM AND IT TAKES 1.5HRS OR MORE TO FINALLY GET HER UP.
WHAT HAS WORKED FOR OTHER SPOUSES IN GETTING SPOUSE UP? SHE HAS MEDS THAT ARE TO BE TAKEN EVERY 12 HRS FOR HEART/CIRCULATION.
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A Hoyer lift can be used to lift your wife from a reclining position. And something like a 'lift me up' can be used to move a LO from one sitting position to another.
I stay home with Mom & let her wake whenever she wants . She usually wakes up really early , goes to bathroom & goes back to bed. She usually gets up around 830 or 900, but she occasionally will sleep til 10 or 11 . I just give her meds when she wakes, but she is just on Donepezile & B12 in the AM . She does sleep more when she had a UTI so if she feels tired all day you may want to check with the Dr about possible UTI or other infection. Mom is stage 6 & averages about 12 hours a night in bed. She takes Trazadone to help with sleep. Before Trazadone she would be awake most of the night & then sleep all morning . I know in later stages they sleep more.
I do enjoy having some "me" time in the morning while she's sleeping. I get up around 6 to shower, pay bills, read, etc .