You may notice that your loved one’s sleep patterns change as their dementia gets worse. Their sleep patterns may totally reverse so they sleep all day and are awake all night. Sleep medicines may help, but taking these medicines can lead to falls and even more confusion.
A person’s surroundings have a big impact on their sense of day and night. The following strategies may help keep your loved one awake during the day and help them sleep at night.
During the day:
During the evening and night:
If your loved one wakes up at night:
Current as of: June 21, 2019
Author: Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCN), Alberta Health Services
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