Why does my dad want to go to bed right after he wakes up?
My dad who is 85 years old with alzheimer/dementia wants to go back to bed (to read his newspaper, but usually falls asleep) an hour after he was up and had his breakfast. It takes a lot to keep him up and sitting in a chair to read his newspaper until noon time. In the afternoon after lunch, he sleeps at least another 4 hours. At night he wants to stay in bed and read his newspaper, he does not fall asleep until about 10 in the evening. Is this wanting to lay down in bed all the time a normal thing (sometimes he is awake and reads, more often than not he sleeps)? Besides his dementia he is in pretty reasonable health (taking two medications only).