Hi, My mother is 76 & has had Alzheimers about 7 or 8 with no other health problems. When she got worse 6 months ago she went into a care home for a month but seemed terrified in there a lot of the time probably as she hasn't really socialised for decades. I set her up in her own home with a live in carer which has been overall a lot better but recently her behaviour has got a lot worse. Despite sleeping tablets (zopiclone) she is often up most of the night obsessively sorting through and trying on clothes, walking up and down the stairs, sorting through cupboards and putting household items in the bin which is a strain on the carer. I don't know if this is just the illness or partly frustration and boredom as she doesn't really have anything to do other than watch TV. The carer takes her out for a walk when she'll go (live in carer doesn't drive) and she goes out in the car for a couple of hours about twice a week, but other than that there's not really any stimulation and she didn't' have any friends. She tried a lunch club, and day centre but was very anxious and hated it. She didn't used to have any hobbies or interests other than reading which she can't do now and can't really do housework now. Has anyone any ideas how I could improve this situation, or is there nothing you can do? She won't do what you ask a lot of the time eg. refuses to wash & a few times she has hit a carer. She doesn't like being locked in the house. When she gets worse again, I suppose she will have to go into a care home. She has regular medication reviews.