Layers in this heat

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by littlemo69, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. littlemo69

    littlemo69 Registered User

    Feb 21, 2016
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    Even in this heat my oh still insists on wearing pyjamas and socks in bed.....and covers himself in a 13tog duvet! is this normal?
     
  2. nae sporran

    nae sporran Registered User

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Bristol
    I don't know what is normal with dementia, littlemo69. That went ut the window a long time ago, sorry :eek::rolleyes:. I know my OH rarely feels the heat even in this kind of weather, though she looks a bit hot and bothered so I let her sleep under a duvet while I sleep on top on my side. Plenty of fluids, watermelon and whatever else works are still needed whatever she says and I'm sure it is the same for your OH assuming he will drink.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Entirely. People with dementia don't feel the heat as we do - that's why day centres are always so warm.
     
  4. Hazara8

    Hazara8 Registered User

    Apr 6, 2015
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    That kind of awareness can often seem absent in dementia. Even in this current heat, residents in the Care Home will put on a heavy cardigan, oblivious to the temperature, or even a coat. Then the observant Carer gently suggests something lighter to wear, or distracts in an appropriate manner. Just as long as there are no real issues (dehydration) then it should not pose a problem.
     
  5. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
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    N Ireland
    Yes, same problem in our house. I'm similar to @nae sporran in sleeping on top of the duvet while my wife sleeps under it. My wife complains about feeling cold until she nods off, as I lie there wishing we had an air-con unit!
     
  6. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
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    Dad keeps shutting windows but he did have his shorts on today.
     
  7. littlemo69

    littlemo69 Registered User

    Feb 21, 2016
    12
    Hubby wears long trousers. Very reluctant to wear shorts. Actually has a short sleeved shirt on today tho.no jumper!!
     
  8. littlemo69

    littlemo69 Registered User

    Feb 21, 2016
    12
    Hubby reluctant to wear shorts. Wears long trousers most of the time. Acually has short sleeved shirt on today, and no jumper!!
     
  9. littlemo69

    littlemo69 Registered User

    Feb 21, 2016
    12
    He drinks a lot so dont think.he gets dehydrated
     
  10. littlemo69

    littlemo69 Registered User

    Feb 21, 2016
    12
    He does drink a lot but its diet coke! Has one cup of tea first thing then its coke all day. Tried to get him to drink something else but he wont
     

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