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Insomnia

Insomnia

My mother will not sleep. The medications is not helping.
She keeps getting up falling. Please any answers

A myALZteam Member said:

I give my husband 25 mg of quetiapine and 5 mg of Melatonin. He sleeps until I wake him up the next morning. Effects of medications vary per patient. I have found that if I give him more quetiapine he becomes agitated. It's a game of trial and error.

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Put an alarm on the door including her bedroom.. Also a locksmith can install a "safe" lock that she will be unable to easily open but you can open in case of emergency.

Ypu definitely need your sleep

posted about 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mother has ADVANCED Alzheimer's and she takes a low dose of an anti depressent and its not a narcotic so therefore no addiction issues and one 1 mg Xanex. Please know that this does work for her and I am not a Dr so please see one. I will tell u she is only 90 lbs and got up Sunday nite to go to restroom but does that every night and she fell on carpet and broke her hip. So things can happen regardless and I even use a video camera in her room. Hope this helps so u can rest cause believe u me I'm right here with u. Truly the hardest thing I've ever had to do. She is in rehab now but EXTREMELY difficult. So please go to Dr and maybe this will help. Hugs to u my friend!! Hang in there as they need us. 💘

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Since my mom won't sleep at night, I bought the Wyze camera in black so it's less noticable. I can keep an eye on her. Plus I have a black motion sensor that sounds a chime if she goes near her bedroom door in the middle of the night. I keep the chime box under my pillow so it will wake me and me only if she is leaving her bedroom. Needless to say, nobody gets much sleep in this household.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mom stays awake for 2 or 3 days straight. Two weeks ago she was awake for 68 hours straight. We gave her two different types of meds for anxiety and it didn’t do anything. She then slept for 24 hours. It seems like every time she has a spell like that she declines. Anyone else have this same issue?

posted over 2 years ago
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