Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The other night was interesting. Joe had a confused spell and didn't get to bed until 10:15 p.m. He's usually making going-to-bed preparations at 7:30.  This seems to point to his spells of confusion being mostly at the end of the day.

He wears you out when he gets that way. He wanders around, sits down in odd places and gets stuck there, and talks absolute nonsense. There's no ignoring it either. He's very demanding.

I wondered if it was something in the water, because Lola was rather confused that same night also. For some reason, she asked me "Do I just sleep in these things" plucking at her jammies. Why after wearing them 24/7 for months on end (not the same ones), she asks that?  I don't have clue.

After getting her hair cut and styled, she's sat around all week wearing her hair net all day so she doesn't mess her hair up. Sigh.


Anonymous said...

"Sundowning" is very common in the elderly, even those who aren't confused during the day. Maybe a full moon too? I'd have to check my charts, don't remember; but speaking as a former psych nurse, full moon and to a lesser degree, new moons can really affect the crazy and the elderly.

Jola Gayle said...

I'm so glad you're a friend. You help me so much. Just giving me names for the phenomenon is a help. If it's common enough to have a name, then I'm not going through something first and alone. Now I'll keep an eye out and be forewarned when full moon time comes around.