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Falling asleep over meals


Registered User
Feb 28, 2015
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 ?


Registered User
Oct 8, 2009
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