So, what this means is that during daylight savings time she will stay up as late as 8:30 pm. Now, since DST has ended, it's more like 5:30. I wouldn't be concerned except that she will sleep for at least 14 hours, sometimes 16. I had always thought you slept LESS as you get older. Is this excessive sleeping the dementia? She seems her "normal" self during the time she is up, takes walks around the block,(she's lived in this house for over 30 years so I don't worry that she will get lost, not yet anyway), and she enjoys eating and watching I Love Lucy over and over (I bought her the entire set--best decision I ever made btw- lol- keeps her occupied).
Anyway, I just wonder if she just goes to sleep because she thinks it's bedtime (dark) and if so, why wouldn't she at least get up earlier? I told her doctor how long she sleeps but her doctor doesn't seem concerned. But that seems like excessive sleeping to me. Maybe she just likes sleeping? If it's not bad for her health I would just accept it and not worry.
When I sometimes say, "you are going to bed? it's only 5:30" her reply is the exact same every time, "well, there's nothing on TV so I'm going to go to bed early tonight." But this is EVERY night.
Anyone deal with anything like this? TIA!