Mom is between stages 5 and 6 on the dementia scale. About 3 months ago she began rattling the bars on her hospital bed at night between spells of sleep (she is in in-law unit w/private caregivers). Symptoms have now digressed and become nearly debilitating. She is now calling out "is anyone there?" and "help me!" while requesting someone hold her hand, even during the day. Early on Doc ordered low dose of sleep aid Trazadone and that was helpful for a few weeks. Then we had to add a mild anti-anxiety med for daytime. Now she is back to calling out during day periodically and all night many nights. Is this just the way it is for someone with dementia or do we just keep increasing med doses? I'm grateful she is not mean at this stage but I can barely go out and see her anymore it is so incredibly annoying. I have always had a difficult relationship with her anyway so it is particularly hard. I am also afraid she may drive her lovely caregivers away. I would consider possibly moving her but not in this environment.