Less than 2 weeks ago my mum spent a long weekend just sleeping in bed, part and parcel of dementia I believe. Last week it was my sisters turn to look after our mum, whilst her time was mixed between sleeping and being up. This week it has been my turn and I'm pleased to say her wakefulness and mobility are returning. I am hoping that this week her independence will continue to return. One thing struck me like a brick this week. Put simply, what are the right (and wrong) things to do ? I know that this sleeping affliction is supposed to be different for each person, but then again everything is. I'm not expecting an easy or simple answer to this but I'm thinking and hoping that as so many people have been faced with this Is and survived that there may be a bunch of things to do and avoid that may be true for many people. Whilst making sure she is well and sufficiently mobile, I have tried not to make her dependant on me whilst being off and today , since she is ok, I have withdrawn from her company, so she can do as she wishes, as if on her own. My biggest concern is that I have not really done anything toward her rehabilitation. I would be pleased to her from anyone who has ideas on having a positive effect on the recovery from prolonged sleep for someone with vascular dementia.