My MIL lives with me and my husband. She sleeps all day... sometimes gets up between 4 and 7:00pm. We try to get up her; but, she will end up going back to bed. She can dress herself with assistance; she can feed herself.... with minor supervision - we have to tell her where to pour the milk and make sure she takes her medicine as she doesn’t know what to do with it ; and she can bathe herself - after she is finally ready. (When we tell her it is time to take a bath, my MIL suddenly become overcome with exhaustion and get back in the bed). After having her breakfast she will frequently go back to bed. Or she starts her “sundowns”. She will have an urgent need to leave the house and hail down any passing person. Or she will stand in the yard yelling for help. She frequently says that we should call the police. A few times they have arrived. She will immediately flirt with them. Her cognition abilities have definitely decreased and you cannot have a conversation with her. Also, her balance is also becoming an issue.
Thank you for any insight.