I know it is depression. She just told me to let her sleep. She started having sleeping binges a couple years ago where she would sleep 48-72 hours at a time, waking only to use the bathroom. Sometimes I could wake her to eat but most times not. She is a smoker and would not get up to smoke at all during a binge. It started happening a couple times a year, then progressed to every couple of months, then every few weeks, now she sleeps more days than she is wake. All her doctors are aware of the situation. Her neurologist did a brain scan and found the onset of alcohol induced dementia due to alcoholism. She was told to stop drinking immediately and I'm happy to say she has not had a drink in a year. Unfortunately the sleeping binges became more frequent after she got sober. She is on Zoloft for depression. I asked her doctor to increase her dose but she didn't think it was necessary. Mum only has two interests reading and cooking. She use to cook all our meals. I felt bad having her do it but gave her a reason to get out of bed. Now she won't even do that. I miss her and I'm very concerned that she won't eat. She's lost a lot of weight. Has anyone else been in a similar situation?