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Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The
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My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

posted February 4, 2018
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My husband does it sleeping in his chair, bed also, I watch him ,he mumbles and has real loud mumbling, can't make out what he's saying.

posted October 23, 2021 (edited)
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Thank you,the sloth, I could not think of something representative without being offensive and that popped out my 82 years old brain. That was 19 days ago and the new change seems to be pointing toward the her finishing line.

The new change comes in the final stages of dementia; refusing to eat and drink, she is in her 4th day like this. Sleeping 99%, not moving, just breathing to stay alive till her name is called to join the angels in the Kingdom of the Lord, after 54 years together you'll think that's long enough, but I know I will miss her, I am just a human being that though it was impervious to this kind of pain, but no, I feel it deeply and I keep fighting the tears endlessly.

Thanks again, I can feel some relief just writing this self expression of my very present moment, life can be very hard sometimes, it it part of the package not just wine and roses. God bless the caregivers, special people we are.😇

posted October 3, 2021
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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 January 20, 2021
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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 November 7, 2020
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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 August 5, 2020

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