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Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, all the time. When my husband is dozing in the recliner, he twitches and his body jumps as well.. I read that this is normal. My husband has every aspect of Lewy Body dementia.

posted 9 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yes tremors can be a part of ALZ. My husband has them and his Neurologist prescribed a seizure medication which has been proven to help ease them. 🙏🏿🌹❤️

posted 12 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband also has a lot of twitching and hand gestures while sleeping.thinks he hears knocking on door. Things happening outside. Yells out in anger in his sleep. Hallucinations more frequent now also. I just have to keep being more watchful and talk him around these episodes. Think that's all I can do at this stage. What bothers me most though is when he rearranges cupboards by dragging everything out then dosen't know what to do then. Loses focus. Today he filled his nebulizer cup with water out of his water mug instead of using medication. Caught that one in time, thank goodness! Like small child looking for mischief sometimes.

posted about 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My hubbie has not been officially diagnosed. Have an appt in 2 weeks. But he is twitching a lot when sleeping, though he has no recollection of doing so. He also talks in his sleep and often moves his arms and hands as though he were working on something. He has the occasional delusion in the night that someone is knocking on our exterior door or is actually in the house. Fairly frequently he will wake up very early and start getting dressed because he thinks he as an appointment or has to go to work (he is 78 and long retired). Sleep has become a thing of the past. So thankful for this site. Learning much and realizing I am far from alone in being a caregiver for a spouse experiencing this terrible disease.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband started the sleep twitching, talking, and occasional night terrors a few years before his diagnosis. We were told he has REM sleep disorder. It does not allow him to go into a deep sleep. He fights day time fatigue. Also has made it difficult for us sleeping together. No more snuggling. Constant movement keeps me awake. 50% of people with REM develop dementia.

posted over 1 year ago
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