Hi Just got off phone to Mum and she has entered a new phase with Dad, He now goes to bed when it gets dark - about 7pm at the moment, nothing on earth will keep him up, then he appears fully dressed at around 11pm and refuses to go back to bed. He wanders around the house all night long with his coat on trying to unlock doors so he can go out. Mum is getting no sleep at all and Dad seems to coping on 4hours at the most each night. During the day he wants to constantly walk even when he is obviously tired - has anyone been through this (I know thats probably a stupid question) and what can i do or Mum do to try and calm him back to sleep. Mum is 77 and getting to her wits end with it all Dad is nearly 80 and is his 6th Year with AD. We are all helping them to move into a bungalow on Monday from a large house so mum won't be as tired and now I think she will accept some respite care (the guilt thing has stopped her before) they have been together over 55 years and its breaking my heart. The respite care will help her during some of the week but is there any help during the night???? Any suggestions would be gratefully received!