My lovely father-in-law has been living with us for just 10 days and to be totally honest he is not as bad as the hospital portrayed. However the nights are proving a real test for our stamina. I get up at least 20 times during the night to recover him pick up the pillows from the floor and actually walk him to the loo. Initially he goes straight to sleep but after approx. half hour he becomes extremely restless, reaching out, pulling the bed clothes and nothing I do settles him. He has seen the doctor several times during the past 10 days and although the doctor is aware of this behaviour she does not offer any medication. Surely he should be offered something to help him. Does anyone know if there is actually a medication out there for dementia sufferers?