MIL is 3 + years since diagnosis. Still lives in her own home independently with lots of support from us. The latest observation of her journey with Mixed dementia is that she is still in bed around midday. She says to us she's "had a bad night" but we can't be sure as she can't remember what has happened 10 minutes before let alone the previous night. We don't know if indeed she has had a sleepless night or whether she just doesn't recognise morning and the time to get up. She does have a clock by her bedside. Staying in bed until midday causes problems: 1. Her meal patterns are all disrupted. If she has cereal when she gets up at noon then something at tea time then she has missed out a meal. 2. She is loosing weight. We have real problems getting her to eat a main meal each day. Many a time I throw ready meals out as they have gone past their BB date. She tells me she feels full but then I can hear her tummy rumbling. 3. Is she not sleeping at night? - I know people with Dementia can suffer from lack of sleep and this is not good for her health. 4. She goes to luncheon club once a week & has an Alz Soc. home support worker once a week but sometimes these fail as if she is still in bed she feins being unwell and turns her taxi / support worker away, so it is affecting her social life. Would it be okay to install a CCTV into her bedroom to see if she has unsettled nights? Has anyone tried this and what did they use? Any other ideas on how to restore a "normal" waking/getting up & dressed pattern?