I was wondering if anyone has any ideas re bedtime. It's getting impossible to get my mother to bed inside less than an hour and a half and she just won't stay there for more than a couple of hours, which is getting my father down as they still share a room. Questions are i) how do we get her clothes off - she thinks he's trying to assault her, as far as I can tell, she just says 'It's not proper'. Sometimes she will put her nightie over her clothes, others she just refuses. ii) how do we get her to sleep for a few hours, without getting up, getting dressed in her outdoor clothes (assuming we got them off in the first place) and keep her from wandering around the house and switching things on (toaster, kettle, oven, whatever) and iii) does anyone have experience of giving tranqs or sleeping tablets to AD sufferers ? I do realise that there are no easy answers, but if someone else has had some small success in this area, I'd love to know. Lack of sleep is making my Dad depressed, stressed and aggressive. My mother catches up on her lost sleep during the day, but he daren't, as she needs watching all the time.