My husband is sleeping 22-23 hours a day

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by CAD, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. CAD

    CAD Registered User

    May 1, 2015
    13
    My husband is 68 this month and is sleeping 22-23 hours a day he is at severe stage of Alzheimer’s . Cannot arouse him awake even when grandkids or Our 2 daughters come . No interest in anything how long can this go on for
     
  2. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,093
    Toronto, Canada
    @CAD My mother had phases of sleeping 16 hours a day but not as long as this. Is your husband on any medication which causes drowsiness? One thing we tried is we had methylphenidate (Ritalin) prescribed. Although it is known mainly for treating ADHD, it is also used for narcolepsy. It did help my mother. Perhaps that would be a possibility.
     
  3. EJ1978

    EJ1978 New member

    Apr 17, 2018
    4
    My dad went through a stage of sleeping most the day, and all the night, although I don’t live with him so I don’t know how many hours. However he is now awake more but bed bound. I don’t know whether the sleep thing was a phase for him? I too wonder how long the ‘last’ stage can be and worry I won’t get there in time
     

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