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Sleeping

MTM

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Jun 2, 2018
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My Dad had Alzheimer's and used to hardly sleep at all at night but snoozed most of the day in front of the telly.

We don't have a diagnosis for Mum. She doesn't want one and as she has had a number of strokes and TIAs her doc reckons her dementia is mostly vascular. Mum watches a lot of telly and sleeps well most nights - although if she knows someone is visiting she likes to get up early to be ready for them. This can mean she gets up at three am and ignores the earnest entreaties of her carers that it's the middle of the night. Normally, though, she's in bed early, usually by about 8pm and up at 8 am. She sleeps more after lunch than in the morning. It varies hugely. Some days are better than others. She's not on any dementia medication so as someone else said, I think it's that engaging with the world takes a lot of concentration.

I hope that's useful.
 
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