1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Wendy C

    Wendy C Registered User

    Jan 29, 2012
    121
    West Midlands
    Have been to see Mom today and although she is normally a bit sleepy, today she was going into a very deep sleep whilst we were with her. I take her a yoghurt as she is losing weight and we are trying to build her up, and she just fell asleep during having the yoghurt. Just a bit worrying how deep she was asleep within a few minutes. It took quite a bit to wake her up and she could not keep her eyes open. I asked if she had had a bad night and they said she had slept quite well. Has anyone else experienced this in the late stages of this awful disease? :mad:
     
  2. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,110
    Toronto, Canada
    What medications is your mother on? Sometimes meds need to be tweaked because a person does get sleepy.
     
  3. Wendy C

    Wendy C Registered User

    Jan 29, 2012
    121
    West Midlands
    She's not on any medication. She came off all medication about 6 months ago as it was decided it was not helping and Mom could not swallow the tablet.
     
  4. 99purdy

    99purdy Registered User

    Oct 31, 2014
    129
    Hi Wendy, have experienced something similar with stepdad. If he accidentally injures himself, bumps arm head etc he goes into a very deep sleep. He has been 999'd to hospital twice after bumping head. He was then in a very deep 'sleep' for over 5 hours. I asked the Consultant why he 'sleeps' so much after a injury, sometimes a mild injury, he said he believes that because of limited mental capacity his body goes into shock and something tells his brain to shut down. I don't really know the answer but it seems with Dad that message to his brain goes a bit haywire. I would add that upon waking he is back to normal self, or as normal as it gets when you suffer from Lewy bodies! Last time it happened, after a bump to head, the Paramedics were unable to rouse his, even with the shock treatment. The Paramedic said Dad was not asleep, but after 5/6 hours he woke as though he had been asleep. I know it probably will not help but thought I would share as I find it very strange. Hopefully somebody will come along with some more help/detail as to why this happens. X
     

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