carol ann, my first question would be if they have changed her meds. i have never seen anyone sleep across the bed, but that means she is still active in her room. daisy has taken to wanting to sleep all the time. she also refuses to get up but i get her up anyway. she keeps trying to turn around and go back to her bed. once i get her out she is willing to eat, she has to be hand fed as her coordination is gone, but she eats everything i bring. refuses to go into our kitchen, dining room [i think this is left over from her days in the independent living facility she was in. she thinks it is closed because all the people aren't there. after i feed her she dozes off again and would sleep all day if i didn't wake her and talk or do something with her. and i do mean 24 hours a day. she has no medical problems, just 88 years old and advanced alzheimers. her memory is in the second now. she can follow some directions but is limited in what she really understands. but, back to your question about what is normal, when i worked in the nh i saw many who just wanted to sleep all the time. the cna's had to get them up and get them to the dining table. i would think that if she wants to take all her meals in her room she is still with it enough to express opinions. in my opinion you should talk to the head of the staff and ask if they would get her up and get her to the dining room. she could use some interaction while she is eating to encourage her to eat. i know this goes against what a lot of people say about letting them do what they want and letting nature take it's course. but i find many of them are not at end stage, they are just tired and depressed. any stimulation and encouragement is better than none. just my opinion. i don't know all your mom's physical problems or history so this advice is not written in stone, but often in a nh people will give up if they are allowed to. also, i they offer activities ask that she be taken to them, if not to participate, to at least observe. if you are worried about her falling out of her bed and getting hurt, they can put her mattress directly on the floor. check into the restraint laws. i believe that although rails cannot be used, body pillows can be propped along ther side to prevent her from rolling in her sleep. i also was told by my instructor that if the family and doctors agreed it was for the loved ones safety, that rails may be used. i haven't heard anyone but him agree on this, so check that out carefully. daisy's son suggested the mesh children's rails. i know i am going to get blasted on the legality of any of this, and i will appreciate it if someone who knows will step in and state what the law says. thanks.