5 reasons they’re watching TV or sleeping all day

I’ve met a lot of caregivers who make the assumption that their loved ones living with dementia “don’t like to do anything.”  “No, she just likes to watch TV and sleep all day,” Marie told me. “My mom was always really active…but I guess with her dementia she just doesn’t want to do the things she usedContinue reading “5 reasons they’re watching TV or sleeping all day”

“He sleeps all day!”

Most people with dementia, especially in later stages, will sleep all day if you let them.  A lot of caregivers come to me with the same problem. “I don’t know what to do! He/she sleeps all day. Is that normal?” It’s normal, if you let it be normal. Most people with dementia will err on theContinue reading ““He sleeps all day!””

Help! My Loved One Won’t Sleep

I received a great question from a reader, and I think that a lot of people have struggled with the same thing: getting their loved ones with dementia on a normal sleep cycle. Here’s Eva’s question: “My 96-year-old mother-in-law has some form of dementia, and my sister-in-law is her daily caregiver who lives with her.Continue reading “Help! My Loved One Won’t Sleep”

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