Our mom normally goes to bed around 7:30 but sometimes as early as 6:30.
My husband doesn’t “sundown”, he goes to bed so early.... he’s up early too.
Yes, my mom goes to bed much earlier now.
My mom is ready for bed by 6:30 but on occasion I try to occupy her to keep her up a little while longer because I need to have my mornings free for my job.
Yes, my Mom will go to bed sometime as early as 5:30 but she has no short term memory so see gets bored and really doesn't know what to do with time alone so she goes to bed. If she is not alone she will stay up longer. It's so sad and hard on her because with no short term memory she is not interested in doing anything because of no memory. I don't know what can help
Be mindful of the time change. It influenced things too.
My Mom moved into a nursing home in May. For a few years since my Step Dad died mom talks about running away, and says let me be happy. Often says, am I happy, something isn't just right. Have anyone been through this? How do you deal with it?
My husband is going to bed earlier and earlier.
My dad went to bed around 7 the last 20 years of his life and didn't have dementia. My mom, who is in n stage dementia, will sleep if put in her bed regardless of the time.
Yes my husband goes to bed at 7 some time it is earlier
My dad goes to bed and gets up and thinks it’s time to get up and it’s only 11 pm. Then he goes back to bed for the night. Happens every night anywhere between 9-11 pm.
Don't be surprised if sleep patterns change all over the place. to bed now, next month he may be up all night, two months later he may sleep 19 hours out of 24. My mom co.is up with a new circadian, rhythm every month or so.
My husband is able to stay awake until about 10 but sleeps longer and longer during the stay. He's in mid-stage, participating in a clinical drug trial, and starting to decline after a year and a half of stability.
My dad has been going to bed earlier too. Makes me worry.
Sometimes I think it's not how long sleeps but waht leads to it. A busy day, lots of mental and/or physical activity? If the brain is having to work extra hard to do the things that used to be easy, it seems like it's time for recharging. Fitful sleep, which happens to my husband off and on, is something else, again - borne by stress and the pain of dealing with what he knows is happening to him.
My wife sleeps a lot. I selfishly enjoy the break from constant care.
I don’t consider that selfish. That’s rebuilding your own mind and strength to compassionately care for the love of your life, and I know she is because of what you are doing day in and day out. Bless you husband
my husband sometimes goes a 5:30. he has hadalzheimer's for 5 yrs. he sleeps a lot during the day
My dad sleeps on and off most of the day. Keeps my poor mom up many nights.
830 every night, trys to go earlier but I say we have to watch Emerdale, If they sleep all night, then sleep is good, I go to bed at 830 myself, lights out at 10, the hours before 12 are more benificial to our health
What is the most difficult time of day for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Many agree that the evening hours can be especially challenging as Sundowner’s Syndrome is ever-present in the after-hours. What is Sundowner’s? In simple terms, it is an ailment that causes symptoms of confusion that often occurs after sundown. But the condition is anything but simple.
We had big problems with evenings until we srarted mirtazapine.
My husband sleeps an awful lot too. I think that there are just so few things that he can enjoy now. He will sit with a book "reading", but never turns the page.