1. titch1969

    titch1969 New member

    Dec 15, 2019
    2
    Hello all, my mum is in her 3rd year of Alzheimer's, since diagnosis and things have been difficult for her. For the past couple of days mum has barely slept and seems completely wired! She appears to have hyper mania and I am really becoming incredibly concerned. Has this happened to anybody else's loved one, as aprt of Alzheimer's?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Moggymad

    Moggymad Registered User

    May 12, 2017
    454
    Female
    Could she have an infection, perhaps a UTI? Any sudden change of behaviour could be down to infection or an infection brewing. Best get her checked out by dr.
     
  3. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Volunteer Host

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,666
    Nottinghamshire
    Welcome to Dementia Talking Point @titch1969

    As @Moggymad says it could be an infection so it's worth getting that checked. I've not had experience of this behaviour but I know others on the forum have. Whatever is causing it I think you need to speak to her doctor.

    I hope you're managing to get some sleep.
     
  4. titch1969

    titch1969 New member

    Dec 15, 2019
    2
    Thank you, I'm calling the out of hours service to see what they say. I have spare unopened urine sample pots here so will try and obtain a sample whilst we wait for a Dr.
     
  5. BryanG2001

    BryanG2001 Registered User

    Mar 2, 2014
    85
    Keep notes for the Doctor so they know how bad it is. Insist on drugs to help her sleep because not sleeping damages the brain. Then from your side if you Mum can walk and the weather is OK then get her out for a walk to try to drain some of that energy. I don't know how the person with dementia can not sleep at night and still be full of life the next day, one bad night and I look as though I have been on a week long drinking party. Mum's limit was normally two nights and then she crashed but now I up the sleeping tablets to get her back on track after one bad night.
     

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