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Getting Out Of Bed In Morning

Getting Out Of Bed In Morning

I am having trouble getting my husband out of bed in morning. He is awake and more or less answers questions but refuses to get up. It takes me almost 2 hrs sometimes. Once up, he is okay.
Any ideas or hints would be appreciated.

posted January 17
A myALZteam Member

I guess it is difficult because he is wet. D still gets up to use bathroom. I find lately he likes to stay in bed, and I let him do that. I turn in the radio wuth his favorite talk show give him a warm wet cloth to wash his face and give him his glasses This helps him wake up. He says he is comfortable, so I just let him stay. The day is long for him and I find he is becoming more confused at night so I let him be in the morning until he is ready.

posted January 18
A myALZteam Member

Bed can be really comfortable in the morning. If nothing is pressing, i.e Dr. appt, let him lay there. We calendar each week, so know what is pressing and what is not. This is my suggestion.

posted January 17
A myALZteam Member

For several months now, Ken has been mostly staying in bed until I get him up around noon. Occasionally he still doesn’t want to get up. They do start sleeping more as they go further into this disease. He is not yet incontinent luckily, so I can appreciate the quiet time to myself. Sorry, that doesn’t help with your isssue of needing him to get up to be changed. Does breakfast tempt him at all?

posted January 18
A myALZteam Member

I’m not sure this will help ...I just go in to wake my mom every 10 minutes...sometimes it works and sometimes not. Wish I could be more helpful. I know it is hard and frustrating for you.

posted January 17
A myALZteam Member

You know, 7 is unreasonable. What good would it do?
Is there a reason to get her up before she is willing? Is she in early stage & depressed or later stage when they always sleep more?

Would her son like to come for a few days & you stay @ a friends & see how he feels about it then? It sounds like he needs a wake up call. Im not being disrespectful but after 10+ years, just wise about the disease.

Take care of YOU! Support groups are wonderful. Many are on zoom now

posted January 20

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