Over the last week she's gone to bed twice at 6:00 and once at 4:30. The latest has been 7:00. She used to get up at 7 a.m. so i adjusted my sleep schedule to match that but now she is up before that. On garbage morning she said she was up at 5-something taking the garbage and recycling out to the curb. Today she could not tell me when she got up. The problem is she's at a point where I'm not supposed to leave her alone. What options can you think of? I have major depressive disorder and sleep apnea and i need at least 9 hours of sleep. I am resisting getting a door alarm because of this. I don't want to go to sleep at 7:30 or 8 and get up at 5. I feel like I have no life as it is. Maybe that sounds selfish or difficult but I am really struggling with this dementia thing and feeling a bit panicky. Also a door alarm wouldn't keep mom from being by herself if she didn't leave the house. I started caregiving 24/7 in February and said that when the time came when I couldn't get enough sleep it would be a deal breaker. I am wondering about getting home health in for the early morning but not sure how long finances will hold out. I don't want to consider a nursing home yet because she doesn't believe there is anything wrong with her and has said if she ever had dementia she would rather stop eating. I'm hoping someone who is removed from the situation can see a possible solution more clearly than me. Thanks!