Do People With Dementia Stay Awake For Days?

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Asked by Monica St John

Do People With Dementia Stay Awake For Days?

My father has not slept in 3 days. He is having severe hallucinations, he could not find he way to the bathroom or find the steps. He is exhibiting extreme agitation and my mother can barely go to the bathroom without him getting agitated and aggressive. We have an emergency call in to his neurologist and we are waiting for a call back. My mother is exhausted and completely overwhelmed. He has to be watched constantly and she has not slept since he was released from the hospital last Friday.

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Monica,

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Dorian

Answered by Dorian Martin