My wife is 55 and diagnosed with alzheimers disease.
Normally (not a good word) things are ok ish, but recently she has started to get up at 0530. Ive kept very calm and gently suggested she returned to bed as it was early, but she then gets quite upset and wont settle.
Shes been to the toilet; its not something shes done before; she didnt ever get up at that time as norm.
By 0800 she has returned to her usual self and most days is very apologetic for getting up early but cant explain what she needs at that time and I havent got a clue.
She goes to bed most nights at 1030pm.
She has always (three years) taken her aricept in the morning between 0800 - 0900, thats because at the start we did go out a reasonable amount and bed time was sometime after 1000pm and not consistent.
Has anyone dealt with this and any idea if by changing the medication time, would it help ?
I appreciate any advice and thankyou.