How much sleep does a 93-year-old woman need?

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We have our "Mama Flo" on a scheduled (recommended by her primary physician). She goes to bed at 10:00 p.m. and gets up at 10:00 a.m. She still wants to doze all day long. We are continually having to wake her up. She is NOT on any medications that would make her sleepy. Someone is always with her, or at least in the house with her, whether it be my husband and/or I, or our caretaker who helps when we are both away. We are continually waking her up. We recently started putting her to bed at 9:00 p.m.--that seemed to help at first--but, she is STILL wanting to sleep!!! Help!! How much sleep does she need? She generaly takes 30 minute to 1 hour nap after her lunch at 2:30. It just doesn't seem to be enough...????

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I also have an elderly father with alz and a pacemaker,he stays up all morning and I give him his pills with breakfast,then after lunch he naps till 5pm then he watches more tv supper pills coffee Yes I said coffee)and he sleeps ,I think even to the bathroom in the middle of the night.he cant travel so well any more and watches tv but doesnt get it really.
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Forgot to mention that my Dad is 92, he lives with me.
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My Dad is having trouble sleeping for a few days, on the last 24 hrs he only got about three hrs of sleep. Nothing seems to help. Any advice?
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How often are you having to give them, Firefly? If you have any types that have to be given more than once or twice a day, it might be worth asking your pharmacist if there is a modified release version of her prescription available.

Is her swallowing all right, no problems with her actually getting the tablets down?
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My mother is 90 yrs old an has Alz. as well as congestive heart failure. She sleeps most of the time. What I would like to figure out is how to wake her up when it's time for meds.
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I am 54 and take care of my Mother (she is 94). It has only gradually been getting difficult the last couple of years. I found this discussion thread because I am having trouble getting her to be active - - especially at normal hours. She would be happy for me to drive her to Walmart or the grocery story at 8 or 9 pm but I want to crawl into bed at this hour.

She was physically active and near perfect until, again, about 2 years ago; big slow down since then.

God bless and help folks who take care of a parent. People with children might disagree but it is harder than raising a child because you are slowing losing someone. But, I love her dearly. I only wish we all planned better (you know, expecting that one day she would be most comfortable living on one floor with bath and access to a porch, etc.)

Thank you for the chance to read other experiences on this topic and to add my own.
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Maybe check thyroid function, but to some degree increased sleep with very advanced aging is normal.
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Alaskakings - how much Fentanyl & for how long? I'm on fentanyl myself & if you want to mail me I'll give you what help I can :~)
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Thank you for all of your responses. It makes me feel like we are doing the right thing to let my 93 year old mom sleep when she wants too. We also try not to plan back to back outings or doctor appointments because that wears her out a lot.
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Hi bobby1--my Father 90 sleeps from 2:30 pm to 8am. Has no interest in anything except eating.
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