sleepiness in alzeimers and aging?
my grandma is suffering from very serious and debilitating alzeimers disease. she doesn't remember who i am, who my father is, who my grandpa is, or anything else really. even memories of her childhood area already gone, and having a conversation with her is impossible. i go to visit her at the nursing home when i can, and it delights me how optimistic and loving she remains throughout the all. she still tells me that i'm pretty and that she loves me, even though she doesn't know that she already knows me.
i am worried though. she's started sleeping a lot all the time. the doctors don't know what is wrong. we're happy that she's at peace but worried that one day she just isn't going to wake up. i don't know if this is just a natural part of aging, a side effect of the altzeimers, or something else. i'm sorry if this is a stupid question. i just want to know.