Mum wants a tv in her bedroom

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Richierich, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Richierich

    Richierich Registered User

    Mar 6, 2013
    17
    My mum has recently asked for a tv in her bedroom. We suspect this is a sign that things are getting worse. Does anyone have any thoughts/ experience that could help explain this?

    Thanks in advance for your advice


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  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    Hi there
    I'm not sure that this alone would indicate a decline. I could see this as a positive that she is still interested in watching the TV but would like to do this in her own room some of the time
    I don't know your circumstances but perhaps she sees this as a bit of a treat ?x
     
  3. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,035
    It perhaps demonstrates your Mum needs to rest more and agree with Fizzie that despite that she is still interested in things and wants to remain so.

    My only concern would be keeping it on too late at night if her sleep pattern is altered which would exacerbate the latter so if it was me would probably think about setting it up with a sleep timer so that it is out of action during the night.

    Best wishes
    Sue
     
  4. stu100

    stu100 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
    70
    Birmingham
    I would let ur her have to TVs in her room but keep an eye on it.


    Stuart
     
  5. Countryboy

    Countryboy Registered User

    Mar 17, 2005
    1,427
    Male
    Cornwall
    It not uncommon to a TV in the bedroom we have for years in all bedroom tv,s are cheep enough now
     
  6. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    1,953
    Female
    London
    watching tv from my bed with my electric blanket on is a joy...if it's cold I go to bed early......if your mother wants to do this then I would let her...could be a christmas present!!
     

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