Dementia often throws off people’s sleeping habits. If it works for her, I think it’s okay! Does the schedule work for you? If she’s also taking naps I would say try to prevent her from ALSO napping.
My wife has dementia and COPD. She uses oxygen during the night. She goes to bed at 11pm. Several times per week, wakes up at noon. Is it a concern to let her sleep that long?
Rachael Wonderlin is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and consultant. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. Rachael owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting and education company.
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