Wondering about at all hours.

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by ronyork, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. ronyork

    ronyork Registered User

    Apr 28, 2015
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    Hunts
    This is a problem I now have. Last night I was awakened by loud music at 2,30, Thinking it was neighbours (unusual) Ilooked outside and then realized it was our radio, Audrey had wondered about and had turned the radio on. Will have to isolate the radio as I do with the oven and hotplate. Oh dear keeps the mind active. Who else has these problems?
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,397
    Female
    South coast
    I think its very common ron.
    The first time I spent the night with mum it was like a whole new world :eek:

    Then in the morning she obviously had absolutely no memory of all the night-time shenanigans and told me that she had slept extremely well!! Really????!!!!!!
     
  3. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    426
    Yep. My dad gets up at least once any time between 1am and 6am. I think the record so far is 7 times in one night. He packs away his bed, wanders round the house and starts shouting for my mum. Sometimes if he is on antibiotics or steroids, he'll do really weird things like hit things with his walking stick, walk around naked or put on 10 T-shirts or my mum's clothes. We are just thankful he so far hasn't tried to do anything with the gas cooker or heater. My mum hides the door keys so he can't get out and go wandering in the street. You don't get much sleep when you are caring for my dad.

    Good luck.

    LS
     
  4. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    my MIL has started to roam at night again ,she was put on night tablest ,we were then told to double up now they doing now thing so waiting on a call from dr on Thursday see if he any other ideas . mil never knows what time it is so confusing any you are right carers get no sleep.
     
  5. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    426
    Hi Balloo,

    When my dad first started doing it about a year ago, the GP gave him sleeping tablets for a week. They worked, but then the GP wouldn't give him any more b/c dad had COPD and emphysema and I think the doc thought long-term use would be dangerous. Dad getting up early wouldn't be so bad if he could occupy himself, but of course as soon as he's awake he's off looking for mum and she gets little sleep. I should be more tolerant of her rages as she is always so sleep deprived.

    LS
     
  6. Linbrusco

    Linbrusco Registered User

    Mar 4, 2013
    1,542
    Female
    Auckland...... New Zealand
    #6 Linbrusco, Jul 27, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
    My parents live behind our house.
    According to Dad Mum wakes anywhere from 3am, getting up, going through to the lounge switching lights on, checking her whiteboard as to whats happening that day. Going to the loo, going back to her whiteboard to check again.
    She looks out the curtains to see if our light is on as that is often her cue to get up for the day.
    Thankfully she goes back to bed, but if she wakes early at 3am, often by 5am she is asking Dad to make her coffee.
    At her latest checkup Mum said she slept very very well.:rolleyes:
     

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