Can anyone tell me (Chemmy, I think your Mum is like this) why and at what stage residents in CH's who are sleeping most of the time are at?
When I go to my Mum's CH I would say the majority of residents are inactive and are slumped in their chairs dozing or asleep. This is one of the shocks I had when we settled her in a few weeks ago although I was aware to a certain extent that this was how it was when I went to visit.
I had been to see several CH's and it seemed to be like this in most although I was limiting by choosing one which would accept Mum's dog.
My mother was active when she went in but she is feisty and emotionally up and down and there was an incident of aggression with another resident and some other disturbances - she is medicated now (no medication whatsoever before she went) and when I have been to visit she is also asleep or sleepy and stumbling when she walks. When the meds are wearing off, she is walking again, more active and chatty (though less coherent now) - but she is calm and seems happy which is the main thing. Even so, I would say she is one of the more "active" ones - her whole day is certainly not spent slumped in a chair and chats to a couple of other residents who seem perfectly normal until you speak to them and realise they don't make sense or are just repetitive.
Is this kind of scenario the norm in these CH's? And, again, why and when do people just sleep in their chair? And is this the same for everyone with AD?
I would like to know what to expect.
Thanks for your advice.