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My 89-year-old mom has had dementia for the past 13+ years. She currently resides in a ALMC facility. She has had 2 ER visits since the first of the year, one from a fall due to a UTI, and the other resulting in a 3-day hospital stay due to aspiration pneumonia. She was previously sleeping until around lunchtime every day, but recently, has begun sleeping until anywhere from 2:00 till 4:00 every afternoon. Occasionally she will get up early but is mostly sleeping 15-17 hours a day. Is this part of the last stages of dementia? The nurses are telling me she has lived a good, long life and to let her sleep if that’s what she wants to do.

See if you can do anything to keep her distracted from just taking another nap.
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13 years is a long time to live with dementia so it is possible she is entering the final stage, but a lot of other things need to be taken into consideration and sleeping more is only part of the picture. Dementia Care Central has a good summary of the stages of dementia:

https://www.dementiacarecentral.com/aboutdementia/facts/stages/#scales
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Not a Dr. But more sleep in an 89 year old could be anything from depression to another UTI. Best to not guess at diagnosis with such a vague symptom. Just my opinion.
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