My mother, who suffers from Parkinson's and dementia has frequent night terrors. She refuses to take her sleeping meds.
She was prescribed Klonopin, and took it the first night. But she didn't like the morning sluggishness. Now she refuses to take it at all. She's been screaming all night. I've been in to wake her three times and she still refuses to take the meds. I tell her she needs it so she can sleep through the night. She says she'll sleep tomorrow. And she probably will. But I don't have that luxury. In addition to caring for her in her home full time, I'm trying to hang onto my work-at-home job.
I tried turning on her bedside lamp. She just got up and went into the den to "sleep" on the sofa. I just put on some soft music out there. Let's see if that helps.
Looks like I'm in for a long night. Any ideas?