My father-in-law who has Dementia sleeps quite a bit of the day away. Unless you engage with him all day long, he will sleep. My husband tries to keep him awake by having him fold socks or towels, playing a card game, watching TV with him, looking thru photo albums, talking, but the minute you walk away or aren't talking to him, he is sleeping. Sometimes it's exhausting just trying to keep him awake! Then, as you could guess, he is awake at night ~ either getting up and down to go to the potty (for something to do), sitting out in the living room in the dark, wandering around downstairs, waking my mother-in-law up by talking to her, and won't go back to bed. It's like having a baby with their nights and days mixed up! Sometimes he gets confused and gets out of the bed and yells that he is wet and his bed is wet (and it won't be most of the time), or the bed is on fire and he can't lay down, and at times he will get belligerent about an issue when we go down there to try to get him back to bed (my MIL will ring the call button). How do we keep him up during the day other than what we are doing? How do we get him to sleep all night? We are on a tight schedule thru the week, up at 07:00, changing clothes/showering, breakfast at 7:30, etc, because I go to work, but it would be nice if he weren't begging to go to bed at 6:45pm!!! Telling him to stay awake when you are not right there with him is useless, he will sleep in the chair, or go in his bedroom and go to bed anyway. We are constantly getting up in the middle of the night trying to coax him back to bed, or trying to coax him into staying awake during the day, Help!