Sleep and Alzheimer's

Posted on February 23, 2018

Sleep is critical, but Alzheimer's can cause changes in the length and quality of sleep. As caregivers, this can wreak havoc on our nights and result in our loved ones feeling groggy and discombobulated during the day. It's a difficult cycle.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Sleep is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about sleep:

Does anyone notice a lot of twitching in their loved one's sleep?

Is it best to let my mom sleep in?

My mother will not sleep. Any advice?

Here are some conversations about sleep:

I'm losing sleep because my loved one is awake. What can I do?

My biggest problem right now is that my husband usually sleeps all day and then is up and ready to go at night.

Mom woke up three times last night confused.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband on occasion will sleep 18 hours straight. It as yet not affected his sleeping at night. I do however notice after these long bouts of sleep… read more

posted 17 days ago

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