Thank youHello @maintience,
I just had to comment on your 2 beautiful poodles! They're gorgeous. They must be a great comfort to you both. I'm sorry to hear about your wife's illness. The book you mention has good advice and this forum will be a source of great support for you. You are not alone.
I guess it depends on you, if you see it as a problem. Reading this forum is an eye opener - I think there are many spouses on here who would be very relieved if their husband or wife would stop talking and sleep. But that's not to make light of your situation. It is lonely for you and I know it must feel as though the wife you knew is disappearing but I think it is probably part of the course of the dementia. Not that I am an expert but I would be comforted that she is calm and able to sleep. I'm sorry if this isn't what you meant - is she still able/ willing to take in fluids or nourishment?Is there a problem if your wife sleeps a lot and she does not talk much?