Duration of lack of sleep stage

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   Posted 10/18/2013 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My gma has gone into non sleep mode now for abt 7 or 8 months, it goes for days and then she gets one night sleep with or without the help of sedatives and then back again to lack of sleep. Needless to say this is taking it's heavy toll on my mum who is her main caregiver ( and is 65 herself) , my question is how long does it usually take for this stage? Is there a subsequent stage when she will get more sleep or is it downhill from here on?

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   Posted 10/18/2013 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I know with my gma, seditives have the adverse affect on her. It can vary from person to person. You can try natural things in the mean time, take her on outings and keep her engaged with activities (puzzles, favorite show, movie, a meal out, visiting friends, reading a book to her, baking, cooking, so on) and you can give her maybe some sleepytime tea towards bedtime.
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   Posted 10/24/2013 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm afraid that sometimes people will never change from this stage. I knew someone who wandered all night until she died. It might be time to think about a home for everyone's sake.
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