I am caring for my 88 year old father in my home. He has Alzheimer's and Dementia and has been experiencing Sun-downers. He has just recently changed and now requires constant supervision and moderate to max assist with all ADL. Will I ever 'get' this? or is it futile trying. I also work full time and must work to live. It is really taking a toll on my family, even tho we all pitch in and help I am exhausted and heart broken during and after 'flare ups' of severe agitation and sleeplessness, sometimes lasting days at a time. I have even considered Nursing Home care for him, but feel really guilty about even thinking about it. I do feel even worse because I think there is treatment that is offered in a Home that would benefit him more than him being here with us. I just stumbled onto this website and am encouraged by seeing that others are going thru the same things as me. I think I need to hire a caregiver and don't even kno where or how to do that. My sister and I are trying our best. But we really need answers and Help. We live in Southern California. Don't have much money but my father does get Social Security and war pension, we feel like fish out of water here. I am amazed that Sun-downers actually exists! I thought it was something we made up.