Is there anything to be done for my mom who stays up most of the night terrorized by "the man in the ceiling fixture"?
She's in a lovely memory care facility and they come in periodically to reassure her, but the net result is that she's awake most of the night, sleeps much of the day, and then cannot doesn't fall asleep again until the wee hours the following night, leading to more hallucinations. I've asked the staff to get her up earlier and encourage earlier bedtimes (like 10p), but they give me some baloney about "resident rights." She's becoming less engaged in daily activities she still enjoys largely b/c she's too sleepy to participate. It's become a vicious cycle!