We have been using Tamazepram to help her sleep and Xanax for agitation throughout the day. Neither one really works that well. She is always up moving around and won't sit still for long. Sometimes, I don't see how she goes for a few days without getting good rest! She is so sweet usually but has gotten a lot worse wanting to go home, seeing her parents, and thinking everything needs to be locked up because someone might get in her house. Sometimes she cries and gets upset with us. Now the dr has prescribed Risperidone and says to give it day and night when needed but make sure it's 6 hrs between doses. I have read about this drug and it terrifies me! I have found things that say not to give it to dementia patients and it can cause stroke/death! She has never taken much medication except a blood pressure medicine and Namenda. Can anyone suggest something besides an antipsychotic drug that has helped them? We are desperate to find something to help her rest better and not get so agitated but not make her zombie like and have so many horrible side effects! Thank you!