We’ve compromised. The living-room side of the house is kept warmer, but the bedroom side of the house stays cool. I bought my husband a nice, fluffy comforter that he enjoys, so he doesn’t complain of the cold until I get him up in the morning. Also, while he likes to sleep
In the same bed with me, I have cut down on laundry by having separate sheets and comforters on our respective sides of the bed. We each have our own top sheets and twin-sized comforters, and we put down a recliner-sized chair pad on top of the fitted sheet on his side. This has helped a lot both for cleanup but also temperature control, since we can both adjust our covers as we like. It’s a small thing, but sometimes only having to wash a small sheet and comforter instead of two king sheets, underpads, and a giant duvet makes a big difference in how the day goes...
Bob used to be difficult when it came time to shower and shave. Now I spread the tasks out instead of trying to get it all done. It also has helped to ask Alexa to play music by the Eagles. He loves all kinds of music, but Eagles has become the Showering music. He becomes a lot happier and cooperative.
Seroquel was working in the afternoon for agitation but sort of stopped working. Now ,instead I give him a Ativan about 1:00-2:00 PM and it has worked wonders. Very little to no agitation in afternoon and bedtime preparation is no longer a battle. It sure has made my life and his easier for the present.
Sleeping in a cool room is a must for me. I bought an electric blanket with dual controls. Have him sleep with full pajamas and socks when it is really cold. I sleep with a sheet. It has helped us.
Hope the New year brings some good remembers for all of us. My husband is cold and wear his out door jacket a lot of times. He dose sleep a lot this has been going on for years. With the new med. s he is sleeping better at night. Then in the morning he get up and is awake and maybe eat breakfast and then he may sleep a good bit of the morning. My husband has hidden my address book with all my passwords in it . He like to hide things so no one will steal it. He think TV remote he a flashlight. He keeps wanting to pack up and go home. Good things he has thanked me for taking care of him. With him sleeping at night he has not been getting out at night . All though he thought he had been Deer hunting and forgot to tag it. So he got dressed and was out side looking for the deer. I got him back in and he started looked all over the house for the deer. Then started looking for other things. It is what it is. Hang in there we will make it through the storms. Bless us all. Hugs
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