My mother recently moved in with me due to what we believe is dementia. She is 87 years old and has always been very on the ball and able to handle her own business affairs. Now she is pretty confused, asking me over and over what day it is, and having great difficulty with normal day to day tasks. Her neurologist put her on Namenda without much of a result. Her only other medications are Warfrin, she had a stroke a few years ago, a hole behind her heart. And high blood pressrure medication. Sorry I do not have the name or dosage availabe to me.
I notice when she sleeps she talks and moans in her sleep almost constantly. I would be exhausted if I carried on a conversation like that all night long. My father had sleep apnea, I know there is no connection between he and mom, but it made me aware of it. Could she have developed it? I have spent the night with her before although it has been over a year or two ago and she did not make these continuous noises then. Is it just something that goes along with dementia? Thank you for any light you may be able to shed on this subject. heeler50