My husband has PD and Lewy body dementia, moderate/ sever . He has had this for about 5 years . Recently he has been sleeping more and more through the day . He takes Levedopa and Rivagestime . Is it just a normal progression
My husband also sleeps a lot. He takes naps during the day either in bed or on the sofa. He goes to bed anywhere between 6 pm to 7:30 pm. He has REM sleep disorder which makes him act out his dreams loudly as well.
Agree totally that it is difficult as daughter/caregiver to watch my Dad decline and grow increasingly weaker and dependant. But I definitely realize how very depressing and almost impossible it is for him to accept this reality. He keeps saying "Parkinson's has taken over my body, but not my mind"!!🙄😣
It is very hard on a caregiver especially if u don't make a good nurse and u have a weak stomach. Thank God I have some good children and grandkids to help. Of course I know it's worse on patient. I have been married 56 years and this wasn't really Our plans for retirement. But God is in control.
My mom also has these sleeping patterns. The only meds im currently giving her is the Carbidopa/levidopa 2x's a day and Eliquis for her AFIB. So I dont believe her sleeping during the day is med related. I think its just her way of checking out. She has very late stage PD, and although her tremors seem to be kept under control with the mefs, her dimentia and other physical malities have progressed rapidly. Her legs no longer work to stand or walk, so all of her time is spent in bed or a chair. Because she cant stand, Im not able to get her to a commode, so she is always in a diaper. This depresses her to no end, and thus she sleeps instead of thinking about it.
My husband sleeps a lot; not sure if it is caused by the PD or the Prostate Cancer. He is in year 9 of cancer, and yr. 8 of PD, but the symptoms were earlier. I am surprised that he can sleep as long as he does, altho he is using the bathroom frequently. He is getting very tired! I miss his independence!