I care for my grandma alone who has dementia. She moved in with us when I was barely a kid and my mom cared for her for years and when she passed away in January after battling cancer for two years, my grandma's care fell to me. So far she's been a high functioning dementia able to still take pills (I place the pills in front of her and remind her to drink water), feed herself (although I cook, chop and heat up her food), help a bit with dressing herself (helping put her bra on and shirt, sometimes pulling up the front of her pants), help a bit with toileting (able to wipe in the front). I was told last year based on her brain scans he would have said she had late stages dementia but since she's so high functioning he was hestitant to put it on her file although she does have dementia on her file. With all that background, my question is this, is it a new stage that she's calling out all hours of the night? Before when she did it, she needed to go to the bathroom, or was in pain or needed genuine help. At first last year she wouldn't call out but instead try to handle it herself. Then she was moaning out for help but now she does the moan all the time so I told her she needed to ask for help. So then she started asking for help when she needed to get up at night. But now it's every hour pretty much on the hour. She's never been a great sleeper. She's always had issues with anxiety untreated. She is on pain shots and just had a steroid shot due to neck pain (I had always refused steroid shots so perhaps it's related to that?) so her pain level shouldn't be that high. She has a bed sore that's being treated but I'm repositioning her and using a mattress that moves her around so again shouldn't be that big of an issue but perhaps it is. I just wanted to know if this calling out "help me, Help me dear Lord" is a new stage of dementia that I need to just suck it up and learn to live with even less sleep or if this is something that is being caused by an outside factor that I need to explore what is causing it?