I have posted here before about my husband's wandering and having to keep the doors locked, but things have reached a new low and I need a shoulder to cry on! For several nights he has been up and pacing in the early hours, talking loudly to imaginary companions. By Friday night I was exhausted, and having got him back to bed about midnight I went into a deep sleep. Woke up about 4am to find all the lights on, husband fully dressed downstairs, and our next door neighbour in her dressing gown trying to communicate with him through the letter box. I found out later that he had been up since 2 am banging and tapping on the windows to attract attention, which he had because the neighbours thought I had been taken I'll, and were trying to get into the house. In fact one was on the phone to the police when she saw me arrive at the door. Last night was very quiet but he kicked off again this evening. To calm him down I took him for a walk, but he kept trying to flag down cars and was stopping passersby to ask for help. I had given him half a 1mg Larezopam tablet at midday when he started to get agitated, and another half at 7pm when he started banging on the windows. This only seemed to exacerbate the situation. He has just gone to bed after several hours of window banging and turning lights on and off to 'attract attention'. I know this all arises from his being locked in, but such is his behaviour (trying to stop cars etc) that I feel he is in danger if he goes off by himself. I feel such a failure, but also that I just cannot cope when he is like this - nothing distracts him. We are having our long-awaited assessments on 14th, but at the moment that seems a long way off. Sorry this has been such a long moan! I know many of you have to live with worse situations.