Is it normal for my mother to start sleeping a lot since her parkinsons?

Is it normal for my mother to start sleeping a lot since her parkinsons?

she was diagnosed in 2010. she fell and broke her hip in 2016. she has not walked since and is in frail care. she gets spoon fed with mashed food. they sometimes put her back in her bed after feeding her in the wheelchair or put her straight to bed - and she will sleep right trhough until dinner time when they take her out of bed and take her to the dining room to have a light supper. then they put her back into bed and she continues… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

It’s an exhausting disease esp with her age and fall. PD patients get depressed and have severe fatigue and dementia. These horrible disease takes them away fro us piece by piece. Keep loving and doing what you can and let your heart lead you. I cared for my mom With Alz and it broke my heart everyday. Just remember her how she was and keeping loving her for all she was and is❤️

posted 5 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Collette C
Sounds like your mothe is depressed. Have you talkd to her Dr? Maybe he would let her try an anti-depreeant. for a short time. Bring her puzzle books (crossword, wordsearch and the new coloring books for adults.) i can spend hours entertaining myself and neurologiists recommend this to help us keep our minds working. With all of the differen shows on TV, get her interesred in ome or two. She might even like the Weather Channel. IT has some good shows on it. Good luck! And have her sittters take her ouuside for some fresh air. Tthis might perk her up.

posted 5 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

yes. micromuscular movements among other things are not always visible but exhausting.

posted 13 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My father has TIA's and they are more like little mini strokes that last for a very short period of time. I have never noticed that he has trouble staying awake due to a TIA. What does make him sleep is the meds they give him after having a TIA.
My Dad didn't start sleeping until he was diagnosed with PD. That was one of the signs. That and the way he walked. He dragged his feet. said it felt like his feet weighed thousands of pounds, He also began to see cats all the time, 'when I asked him what do these cats do he told me that sat pretty. Since then we've gone through a lot of changes.
The most important thing to do is to keep him active in working out, voice lessons, and any other program you can find in your community for people with PD. '''''''''we have 'a former Olympic boxer that works with people that have PD. The best part is just having him around other people with PD for social reasons. God Bless you and make this a journey that you can both enjoy.

posted 14 days ago
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