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I took care of him for 2 1/2 years by myself then I thought he was at a point when he needed more help so his daughter and I decided to put him in assisted living. He lived in assisted living for a year I guess or less and got a cold and ended up in the hospital. Then ended up weak and they sent him to a rehab. The daughter called me back and asked me to come work with him again and sit with him in the rehab cause she wanted him to get better one on one while he was in the rehab. The rehab ended up abusing him and I got him out after he went to the hospital again cause of the rehab. Dehydrated and influenza. Now he's with me and off all the crazy mess and his Demetia is worse than it was and he's sleeping a lot, cursing, saying he's not happy but doesn't know where he is and he's haulisnating. Should I let him sleep as much as he wants? I feel bad? I know this is part of it, I just feel like a bad person letting him sleep all day and I can't keep him on any schedule this way?

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If he's hallucinating and disoriented, I would have him checked for a UTI (urinary tract infection).
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I think his age and the general state of his health is an important consideration here. Could you provide us a little more information, including your relationship to him?
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Maybe transferring to a memory unit would be a better fit. They get patients fed, cleaned up and clothed for the day. They can do a good job getting them around other residents for lots of activities, socialization, and mind stimulation. I think naps and scheduled bedtime is good, but unless patient is in bad health, I don't think sleeping all day is the answer. How can he sleep all day and all night too? Seems unhealthy. Check with his physician as well. Maybe his medications need to be adjusted too. Prayers and hugs
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I would ask the daughter what she wants and what she thinks. It depends on how old he is. If he is 50-60 then he could be more mobile. If he is 95-100 then sleep won't hurt him. 60-85 semi mobile and 85-95 semi mobile with naps. It just depends on his health too. Rest is good in moderation.
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I would think about maybe he is depressed and just sleeping his days away. He could have more energy if he is diagnosed properly.
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I'm not clear about what your relationship is to this man, if you are a paid caregiver you need to ask his daughter for her thoughts and try to follow her directions.
Does he sleep because he is bored? Look into whether he may be able to attend adult day care, or if that is beyond his abilities now you could try playing music for him.
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Chijuajua, I came across these articles from Aging Care that I hope will answer some of your questions.

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/reasons-elderly-sleep-all-day-156606.htm

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/alzheimers-and-sleep-156720.htm
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