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My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia 12 mths ago for the past couple of weeks he has shown, in various degrees, a tiredness that I can't put down to anything in particular ie like walking too far or over doing anything physically. He will sleep for 14+ hours then look brighter and able to cope with normal day living. Is this something that can be part of vascular dementia?

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Hello cleversox,

instead of thinking about this tiredness and changed sleep pattern a stage in your husband's vascular dementia, think about it as one of the symptoms of the condition. It's not something that doctor will tell you about, but almost any patient support group will have a discussion about it, so it seems that is quite common for vascular dementia patients to be feeling tired and sleepy - with being able to sleep for longer than usual. My uncle went through this after his second stroke that was responsible for the dementia. Only he was in a later stage so he usually didn't know where he was or what is really happening after he wakes up. It's good news that your husband is the exact opposite,

Wish you all the best,

Nicole

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is this a stage in vascular dementia
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Thank you Nicole. This is something that has only just started in the last 2months so you look for the cause. Thinking about it as a symptom helps you think about the problem differently. When he wakes up he looks and acts so much better it is almost as if his body, or brain, needs a rest so he sleeps.
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