Keep Naps Short and Sweet

If your loved one doesn’t sleep well at night, they may need to take a nap during the day. While napping can help you feel more awake, it can also disrupt nighttime sleep. If they do take a nap, keep it short (about 15-20 minutes) and in the early afternoon. While they are napping, consider catching up on some sleep yourself.

Living a healthy well rounded life will help both carers and people with dementia sleep well at night

National Dementia Helpline 24 hour phone support: 1800 699 799

Carers who are having difficulty can call a 24 hour support line and receive help over the phone. Professionals who are experienced in dementia care are available to provide advice on how to best look after you and the person you are caring for.