I take care of my 99 yr young mother...I am 78 & she has lived with me the last 8 yrs. She has some dementia (can't remember much at all & does some weird things now) & it's progressing but she pretty healthy....only take meds for heart rhythm & cholesterol. She uses a walker but I have her in a wheelchair when we go somewhere...which we don't go much except to dr. appts.....it's hard to get her wheelchair in & out of the van. Anyhow....she sleeps so much anymore....she would sleep 15 hrs a night if I didn't wake her....& after getting up she will be taking naps off & on all day unless I'm sitting next to her talking to her. She used to play computer Solitaire but she can no longer play games because of her memory & doesn't like puzzles, etc. She's blind in one eye so she doesn't see well either & has a hearing problem. She has no interests in anything at all now. Doesn't know what to talk about to anyone & doesn't want to go anywhere cause it wears her out. My problem is I can't just sit all day & watch TV & talk to her as I have all the house work, etc. to do also. I am going to talk to the dr. & ask if it's unhealthy for her to sleep so much but in the mean time I wanted to ask this group what you think & if the person you give care too sleeps a lot too. I'm an only child & we've been so close all our lives so I choose to take care of her as long as I can as I love her very much. It's just mother, our lil' poodle & me & this dementia is such a heartbreaking disease .....thanks in advance.