Is it best to let my mam wake in morning on her own or better yo wake them
I have been letting her lie in ..my brother tends to wake her with her breakfast ..personally i think this knocks her back ...
My mom sleeps until 11:30-12. This makes it 15 hours a day. She is at home with me so I put a barrier cream on her in case she weather pull up. She’s not soiling at night, so that’s not a problem.
The nurse with hospice told me to let her sleep until 11:30-12 but not later or she wouldn’t sleep well at night. I get in all of her meals and snacks, ensures before bed. But nurse also told me that they’d sleep more and more and eat less and less and this is normal. She moves her legs enough not to get blood clots. HTH someone 😊♥️
Interested in this post as it is a question relevant here too. I do let Mum sleep as she wishes. Not sure if that is the right way to do it though. Mum isn’t a night wanderer though she does sleep a lot during the day now too. Usually sleeps most of the day in her chair . It seems to worry her that she sleeps so much but I know as the disease continues that is what happens. I leave her to sleep unless we have appointments or activities planned.
Respite stays at a great local unit for a couple days a month can allow you to rest up. Make sure you pick one with a great activity department that will offer sensory stimulation and freedom to be active. Not to stay forever just to allow you to rest up. Its a long journey ahead. Youll need your strength and sanity.
It was around this time last year when my husband started getting up four to five times a night. I was unable to get anything done and felt like a walking zombie from lack of sleep. He woke and went on a hunt through the house opening doors, closets and cupboards looking for past dogs, food and clothing. He was also on edge with frustration and agitation. Drugs were prescribed which put him in a comatose like sleep pattern and peace was restored. Andy slept 18-19 hours a day for months until I decided to set a sleeping schedule because I missed him. I now wake him by 9:30 by playing his favorite music and serving breakfast. He stays awake for three plus hours and goes back to bed for a 3 + hour nap. The schedule is working well for us.
I agree with letting them in BUT what about changing their diaper because they have been in it all night or they have soiled themselves.I have arrived at the nursing home at 11.30 am and have walked into his room and right away smelled his soiled diaper. When I tell them they say we'll we didn't want to wake him. Now he has a sore bottom. Do you wake them ? I say yes. Keep the routine of changing them and if they want to go back to sleep afterwards , so be it. 12 hours is to long to lay in a wet or soiled diaper.