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If you cannot arouse him he may be in COPD respiratory failure and needs a 911 call. Very high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood can cause this somnolence. Is he eating, drinking, and peeing? If he wakes and responds appropriatly then you should contact his doctor for a check up.
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My partner has mid stage Alzheimers with COPD. He is sleeping lots...about 19 or so hrs. per 24 hrs.
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sstasiak, could you give us more information. Or were you doing a word search? If so, here is a link https://www.agingcare.com/articles/reasons-elderly-sleep-all-day-156606.htm and here's another https://www.agingcare.com/articles/alzheimers-and-sleep-156720.htm
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