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help - no sleep
I assume you have covered the basics: no caffeine after morning coffee--that includes tea, soda, chocolate; daily exercise within his limits of tolerance; keeping him awake and engaged during the day. You might consider encouraging fluids during the day but limiting them in the evening in case a full bladder is contributing to his wakefulness. Springing ahead for Daylight Savings Time does not help matters. A lot of people here have had success with melatonin. It is over the counter, well tolerated, and can be increased fairly rapidly...but of course check with the physician first for interactions and contraindications. Avoid any OTC product with diphenhydramine (Benadryl); it can interact with other medications and can have unexpected effects in the elderly.
I understand that LBD can be more challenging in terms of behaviors and medication management. Perhaps the PCP can help you with a referral to a geriatric psychiatrist or neurologist with expertise in dementia and LBD in particular.
You must be exhausted.
Iam's right, see your dad's doctor, if they have no suggestions they can hopefully refer you to a geriatric psych doctor. That's what we did last spring when Mom was not sleeping much, and the psych doctor suggestion mirtazapine which worked great for Mom. We still have some sleepless nights, but not five in a row like we were!
My mom recently started taking Seroquel which the nurses tell me helps with sleep among other things. Mom has no official dx because she won't go to a Neuro. But she did express to me years before we moved her that she would have weeks where she barely slept. And she told me about it as a curiosity. And the stranger thing was that she did not experience fatigue with it. So not knowing about LB, I am no help, but for sure try to get some help with meds.
Does your father get into trouble at night or is he just awake?