For five nights in a row, my mother falls asleep at 5pm and shortly after, wakes up and lies awake all night screaming that she is lost in the park or forest or lying in a ditch or swamp. She screams for people to help and is talking to the people she thinks she sees. When I come to her, she is lying with her eyes open, begging me to bring her back home and put her in bed. She insists she is still outside and lost. I've been giving her Ativan (.5mg) and rozerem (8mg) every night for the past 5 nights, but last night it didn't work at all and she kept screaming non-stop until morning.
Has anyone have any suggestions or have experienced this?
Background information: she fractured her spinal cord over 2 years ago and has been immobile. She spends the day sitting in a wheelchair and watching TV. Her dementia had slowly been getting worse over these 2 years, but she never screamed during the night. She was never confused to this degree before.