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My husband has Alz and makes hand movements during his sleep as if he is trying grab something or someone. He also talks to someone in his sleep. I only notice this at the beginning of his sleep when I am still awake but when I am also sleeping, I do not know if he does. Has anyone seen this with their loved ones? Is this the beginning of some nasty delusion that is about to manifest itself during waking moments? He had delusions before and they were frightening.

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Thank you, JJariz. I will also ask his neurologist.
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Check out a type of dementia called 'Lewy Body Dementia.' One of the symptoms (which is not typical of Alzheimer's Dementia) is REM Sleep Disorder (RSD). RSD is characterized by active movement and talk during sleep, some of which can be dangerous to the patient and/or other person in bed. If you suspect LBD, read carefully about the medications that are dangerous (even fatal) for LBD patients. Over-the-counter cold medication put my HD into a catatonic state which took months to emerge from.
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Thx
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Dear husband or darling husband...
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Thank you. What is Dh?
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My Dh doesn't have delusions or ALZ, and he falls asleep and it's like her swimming the English channel. His legs churn, his arms flail--he cannot control it. He has restless legs (and body!) syndrome. Gabapentin has helped, some nights he needs a narcotic. I can't sleep in the same bed as he does, he's kicked or smacked me so many times.

Mine sings in his sleep. He wears bule tooth headphones and I guess he's listening to the Stones b/c sometimes he bursts into song. It's pretty disconcerting--you think someone is asleep and they start to sing.....

I don't know if Gabapentin is OK for ALz patients. It does help my hubby to sleep better, but it doesn't kick in for a few hours.
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