Hi all...I am in the process of moving into dads and was there today sorting things ready for my things to go in. A lot of which is going into storage to begin with.
Anyhow while I was there dad was with me the whole time enjoying my company as my brother was decorating his hallway. I asked dad if he was ok and is he having any effects from his meds...he said he felt fine but he isn't sleeping. He is laying there for hours before sleeping then awake at 4am, he was like this before the meds as I remember him telling me the morning we got his diagnosis.
I just wondered if anyone has any tips of anything herbal we could give dad to help him sleep better as he really is bothered by it or would he need something from his GP to help him. My brother and I agreed to let the nurse know from the memory clinic when she calls me in the next week, prescribing of his meds will then be over to his GP as long as she is satisfied dad is doing ok on them.
His appetite is good and we are making sure his diet is well balanced with fresh veg and fruit included as he does not cook anything now.
Once im living there I will be able to monitor him so much better, when I called him today before I arrived I thought he sounded down but he insisted he was ok but as I was there I kept asking and thats when he mentioned the sleeping problem. I told him my brother and I will look into it and come up with something that may help. As I was going he said when am I going to see you again...bless him he is so looking forward to me being there everyday and so am I.
Any advice would be appreciated