My mum has severe dementia, she doesnt seem to settle at night. She gets out of bed , walks to the door (it has a stair gate across), stays for a moment , walks back to the bed, gets into bed , then immediately gets out of bed and repeats the pattern for hours on end. Eventually at some point she falls over asleep ,standing or sitting , but never laying down. She suffers from swollen legs so its important to raise them at some stage during the 24hrs of a day. I have bought a low profiling bed that I can lower to the ground. She would not be able to stand up from this so I am hoping she will not be able to get up and in turn not fall over at night. Is this cruel? or considered restraining?
many thanks in advance for any replies.