I noticed that grandma and a lot of residents at her facility hated going to bed at night.
It was always a problem
There are many reasons why people with dementia do not sleep well. I posted in an earlier post about circadian rhythms (internal body clocks) being "out of whack" in Alzheimer's patients.
But I also thought there could be another reason.
A lot of Alzheimer's patients had spouses that are no longer alive. They are used to sleeping in a bed with another person.
Here is where a body pillow comes in...
A body pillow feels like another person.
We bought grandma a body pillow and it really helped her a lot. It made her feel like the olden days when my grandpa would sleep with her.
We all like snuggly comfy things.
click here for body pillows I just picked one from Amazon. There are many types.
My advice, get one! It does not hurt to try and it could help a lot!
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