Moderate Alzheimer's, Frequent Resting and Napping
My husband was formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the summer of 2019. I noticed his inability to use the right words two years prior and a withdrawal from social activities, like playing chess, etc. He was on donepezil for a couple of years, without side effects. His short-term memory has worsened lately. The neurologist took him off donepezil and put him on a low-dose antidepressant. Before starting the antidepressant he rested a lot and napped throughout the day. This continues now. He does still help with chores around the house, but chores tire him out and he rests after. His blood tests were good. The neurologist told me that frequent napping is part of this disease. When I've told him he spends too much time in bed, he's gotten upset with me, so I just let him be. He also sleeps at least nine hours a night. He did tell me he's less worried about things on the Citalopram. Has anyone else faced this frequent resting or napping with the person in their care? Are there any solutions or do you just let it go? Thank you.