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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
    2,740
    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
    8,042
    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. piph

    piph Registered User

    Feb 4, 2013
    1,530
    Northamptonshire
    Does your Mum live with you or alone? When my Mum was living alone she asked for a TV in her bedroom, which we provided. However, I'm not quite sure it was the right thing to do because ever since she's had it she started to stay in bed more and more until she was hardly ever getting up and dressed. Her muscle tone deteriorated to such an extent that she has problems walking now. Now we are all living together she still has a TV in her room so she can watch stuff she likes and we don't, and vice-versa, but I still have a job to get her out of bed a lot of the time. I'm not saying that a TV in your Mum's room is a bad thing, but I think it depends on the circumstances, just be warned what might happen.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Countryboy

    Countryboy Registered User

    Mar 17, 2005
    1,399
    Male
    Cornwall
    It not uncommon to a TV in the bedroom we have for years in all bedroom tv,s are cheep enough now
     
  7. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    1,955
    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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