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4 weeks in bed then he got up! Is this normal

Cyro

Registered User
Aug 4, 2015
3
My 97 year old father with dementia has a 24 hour carer and 4 weeks ago he became unwell, took himself to bed, stopped eating and has been sleeping all day and night and has barely got up. He can barely walk now, the doctor has been a few times and naturally we have been so worried about him and then tonight he decided to get up and eat pancakes and custard for supper! Is this normal. It is like a roller coaster.
 

Sue J

Registered User
Dec 9, 2009
8,035
My 97 year old father with dementia has a 24 hour carer and 4 weeks ago he became unwell, took himself to bed, stopped eating and has been sleeping all day and night and has barely got up. He can barely walk now, the doctor has been a few times and naturally we have been so worried about him and then tonight he decided to get up and eat pancakes and custard for supper! Is this normal. It is like a roller coaster.
I'd just be pleased:) Nothing normal or abnormal with dementia it seems.
Best wishes

Sue
 

canary

Registered User
Feb 25, 2014
13,411
South coast
This happened to my MIL too.
She was taken into hospital with a UTI and suddenly went downhill, stopped eating and drinking and there was talk about the Liverpool pathway :eek: Then she suddenly got up and started eating again!
I cant say thats its normal, but Ive heard of this happening to other people too.
 

Cyro

Registered User
Aug 4, 2015
3
Today he is back in bed and sleeping again. Looks like this will be a roller coaster for some time

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Jessbow

Registered User
Mar 1, 2013
3,074
West Hertfordshire
Go with the flow!
does he have reason to get up? Maybe , if he can, his carer could encourage him to get up when he has visitor , if he is able.
 

Cyro

Registered User
Aug 4, 2015
3
He is always encouraged to get up. He always refuses and becomes very aggressive and just goes back to sleep


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