My mom, 87, sleeps all the time. She is in bed 20 or more hours a day. It is getting worse. For the last week, my dad, 89 & caregiver, could not get her up until 6:30 pm. When she is up she keeps saying how tired she is. Eats very little even when up. My dad goes in several times a day & she says she will get up in a little bit. Some days he can get her to take her medications & go to the bathroom & then right back to bed. Other days she won't even do that. Several days he has taken food in & fed her in bed. Today, he could not get her up at all. He is worried she isn't getting enough nourishment or water & has tried everything we can think of to get her up & eating. We have been to several doctors who have run blood tests, MRI, adjusted medications etc. & no one seems to know why she is sleeping so much. One doctor suggested a sleep study test to see if she has sleep apnea. That is scheduled for this Thursday, Jan. 16. We may have to call for help to get her up to go for the test. Her regular doctor said it is probably the dementia & personality changes. Does anyone have any suggestion on what to do. We don't want to just stand by & watch her sleep her life away. It is really hard on my dad also. Very stressful for him. Worried for his health also.
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