My Mom sleeps practically all the time

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Ezra18
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   Posted 1/1/2012 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My 95 year old Mom has AD and sleeps all the time and is drowsy when she is awake

My Mom is now on zoloft and heparin and altace but problem preceded these meds


Any ideas to increase alertness?

Red_34
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   Posted 1/2/2012 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there any physical reason for her tiredness? Anemia?
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

MT Lady
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   Posted 1/4/2012 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom will be 90 next week and has AD and she too sleeps all the time. Well, I'm not sure she is actually sleeping but she lies on her bed all day long. She is in assisted living and they have serveral activities throughout the day and they always try to include her, but she declines. I've read that AD patients become very insecure and their world becomes very small and she is very happy in her bedroom where she feels safe and secure. I visit with her in the afternoons and even while I'm there, she continues to lie on the bed with her eyes closed. She does respond to me when I talk. I believe it is just part of the disease process. It never gets easier.
warm wishes,
Miriam
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, DDD L1/L2, L3/L4, L5/S1, sciatica, severe spinal stenosis L5/S1, severe facet joint pain syndrome, hypothyroidism.

Red_34
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   Posted 1/4/2012 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
My Gma was the same way Miriam :(
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

Lonie
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   Posted 1/4/2012 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My Mom is too. They come to get her for meals, but mostly she likes to lay on her bed in her room; I think she feels safe there. One night the person taking care of her couldn't find her in the room; she is so small that she didn't notice she was in her bed all curled up with the covers over her. She does that frequently too. My Mother in law who is in a very advanced stage only eats and then goes back to sleep.

Bella33
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   Posted 3/2/2012 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe they are drugging her? Sorry but I see that a lot in the news lately. That's one way to give the workers some free time.
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