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At night, I can't wait for morning to come because night brings out the worst in dementia. At morning, I can't wait for night because I'm just hoping for some sleep.

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I agree with "meridianav". My husband was having sundowning and sleep problems. He sleeps through the night (almost, just get up once for bathroom) with taking 50mg of Seroquel. He also takes 50mg after dinner for the sundowning and it calms him down.
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You can't continue on like this.
You'll be good to no one when you drop over. You MUST seek respite.
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This cannot be done without sleep. If I don't get sleep, ain't nobody o.k.
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I had the same problem, daughter, with my Mom. She would get out of bed and walk around and she thought she heard a baby crying outside, that would happen often. I was afraid she would fall down the steps or go outside and roam around. She would stay up at night and yell, I couldn't get much sleep. Then she got meds that helped her sleep thru the night. I think It was risperdol
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i wish they was a way to get good help to deal with them !!!it is like they are kept in the closet .there is nothing a wrong with them we should have rights too h*ll gay people left the closet so why cant we !!!!!
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Same thing here. The only answer is respite care. Unfortunately, I was informed that the only assistance programs available would only pay for daytime help - not nighttime. So I was supposed to work 60 hours a week running my business AND stay up most of the night. Mom was a night owl with a very odd sleep cycle her entire life. She would catnap throughout the day and night, but that meant she never slept more than an hour at a time, and then was back up again - all night long. One of the biggest reliefs for me was when she went into the NH and I no longer had to worry about her falling at night or being up rummaging through the fridge and freezer for food she shouldn't have (that's another story) while I was sleeping. Once she was put on 24/7 oxygen, then there was a new worry - the oxygen hose was a trip/fall hazard. So the NH was the best solution for this and many other issues for us, even if neither of us liked it.
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Yes, nights with my mother were more challenging. I slept lightly because she would get up at odd hours and wander around the house and hear noises and often believed there was someone at the door when there wasn't. Or sometimes she would visually hallucinate seeing things in her bed or on the ceiling. It was tough to get sleep and keep her safe.
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so sorry to hear this !!!!! the person that has it are they on namzaric ??? believe me it works good & also are they on seroquel 50 mgs that the seroquel will knock them out ...this person has sundown effect google that & read ..well you need to take this person to a psychiatrist & ask if they can be on that my mom takes those pills & she does pretty good ..so do it as soon as you can make a appointment soon ..good luck
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I went through this for a couple of years and know that feeling well. The only thing that broke that pattern were the times Mom was in the hospital or in rehab for a few weeks thereafter. It still felt the same though, I wanted time to pass quickly. I just wanted to get through each day and night and wonder now if it wasn't depression. Respite is important so seek it if you can somehow, if only for a few hours of napping. I had no one to come in and care for my Mom 24/7 until I got a little help from hospice later.
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