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 ...
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.
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 😊♥️
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.
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.
I get up at 5 am every day. I usually get my mom up at 7 for some meds then totally out of bed by 8/830 a.m.
She needs to get showered, dressed and eat breakfast then. She usually can go to a senior center for a few hours so I can get some errands done.
She is tired all the time, but you have to activate her. She's usually in bed by 6p.m. and sleeping before the night shows. If her routine is upset, she will not sleep. This is no good. They need the sleep , but they also need enough protein. So a small meal at 8 with her last meds is good.
I would suggest keeping them on a good schedule early, they can always nap for a bit during the day.(not hours) just a nap. And then they will sleep earlier and all night.