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My only advice is attemt to get as many loved ones involved and take shifts every night/day. Accept the fact that your mother is not going to sleep at night. It is a demanding and draining(physically and mentally) job but I have NO regrets! I also have to say that I found strength in prayer, something that I had not been utilizing much until those difficult times. Dig deep within yourself and try to stay strong to deal with this horrible time in your life.
What does your mother do when she wakes up at night? I suggest keeping a careful log of the times she wakes, what she does, and when she returns to bed. (This assumes you live with her.) Then discuss the log with the doctor who treats her dementia.
I don't generally think drugs are a good first choice for insomnia in otherwise healthy people. But my husband takes 2 different drugs to help ensure a good night's sleep. He has dementia. He would have a very hard time learning new behaviors, and the general tips are not enough to get him through the night. Lack of sleep makes everything else worse. I am glad his neurologist prescribed these drugs.
I hope your mother's doctor can make some helpful suggestions.
Sleep problems is a common issue in many elders today. Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint at any age. It affects almost half of adults 60 and older.
Here is an article on ways to get your patient to stay asleep at night.
How to Help Cure Insomnia
And, this next article talk about sleep patterns in seniors.
Do People Need Less Sleep As They Age?
Hope you are able to figure out ways to get your elderly patient to sleep at night.