The past 3 weeks grandma has gotten worse. Anxious all day constantly walking around or chanting Jesus please help which has been going on for some time now. Recently she has started getting aggressive at night and staying up all night with maybe 2-4 hours of sleep. She does not sleep at all in the daytime either. She is also wanting to eat constantly which is very unusual for her as she has never been a big eater but now it's every 15-30 min. She has gained 8lbs in the last 4 weeks. Doctor has tried trazodone and Seroquel but those had the exact opposite effect on her and made her a lot worse.. now we are going to try Risperdal 5mg during the day and Temazepam 15mg at night. Just praying something works soon for all of us in the house... Has anyone found that the risperdal or Temazepam work for them when others did not?

Temazepam is supposed to work for 4 hours. Lexotan has a longer half life, and might be worth a try.

In the meantime, perhaps your family could put one person 'on duty' at night in rotation, with the others using ear plugs so they can sleep. This must be very hard to cope with, particularly without enough sleep.
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