Why is my 95 year old Mother sleeping all the time?
She cannot walk as her legs are too weak due to a stroke on the left side of her brain 9 years ago. Her left side got progressively worse but we tried exercise, physical therapy, walkers, wheelchair = now Hoyer Hoist is the only way we can move her from her bed to her lazy boy chair in the living room. She used to read and play cards, but just too tired to do either of those activities anymore. She gets anxious as well and the doctor prescribed one Mg. of Lorazepam after coming to her home. They are too strong, so I am recommending to cut them in half if she has to have one at all. She has a sleeping pill (Trazedone) but have not given her any for 7 days now as she just wants to sleep anyway. Do you have any ideas that may help our situation. I am here 10 days a month for the last 9 years, and a caregiver is here the rest of the time. I try to break up the time with the caregiver and keep all the bills paid etc. I am worried about Mom who was such a vital person - just hope there is a reason for this state.