Falling asleep over meals

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Blondebomber, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Blondebomber

    Blondebomber Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
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    Dad is starting to fall asleep now with a spoon in his hand, he even had a piece of toast in his mouth when he again fell asleep. I constantly have to nudge him awake... Not all meals. Is this an escalation in his dementia ?
     
  2. PollyP.

    PollyP. Registered User

    Oct 8, 2009
    327
    Herefordshire UK
    Hi Blondebomber

    Just wanted to bump your post up to the top, as you haven't had any replies.

    My Mum (age almost 99) falls asleep all the time, in fact when I visit her in the care home the majority of the residents are fast asleep in their chairs. There are a few who need help with eating and even that is a "work of art" by the carers trying to spoon feed the sleepy ones :eek:

    Perhaps it's due to the medication he is on?

    I hope some others come along and reply soon

    Pauline
     

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