Mum who varies from mild to severe dementia depending on the time of day really giving me problems at a nights. Starts around five o'clock after tea and can have it for twelve hours, through till five o'clock the following morning giving me all kinds of problems when her dementia at its peak it seems. Is this "normal" with someone with dementia, to gradually get worse as they go through the day. It's like a normal person who gets tired by evenning but someone with dementia it does the opposite making them more energetic, inclined to wander and needing attention and supervision. Mum was on Zimovane Zopiclone but stopped giving her it as made matters worse, making her more confused an disorientated than before. Any advice what maybe should be on as an alternative to Zopilcone to ease night time problems with her. Not really asking for advice as all carers on TP looking after someone with dementia probably have the same problems trying to get the person caring for to settle down in an evening, but how do others cope with this problem? I go through everything with my mum in an evening ... constantly asking for my attention, repeating the same questions, wandering, and constantly knocking for me in her bedrooom to get me to go in to see to her which irritates most of all listening to this through an evening. And of course forever stumbling and moving around in her bedroom during a night often resulting in her falling. When in a day able to communicate with her ask her not to cause me problems in an evening as I also want a break and rest but by five o'clock, the "witching hour" all starts again and all what I've said, fallen on deaf hears. The thing is, beginning to take its toll, every evening on edge waiting for the whole thing to start knowing likely to have to deal with all the different things associated with someone with dementia have during a night with them. Mum goes into respite care this weekend for a week to stay with my step-father already has AD at the care home at and really not looking forward to her coming home again after a week's peace from dealing with her dementia. Keith.