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Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your dog.
It sounds like you may be having some neurologic issues. This could just be aging changes in the brain or it could be a condition called cognitive dysfunction (dog dementia) or even a brain tumor. We often times see changes in sleep cycles, changes in behavior and restlessness.
There is a medication called Anipryl that can help with these dementia signs. We can also use Melatonin to help with normalizing sleep cycles.
For any pain, I would go with a veterinary anti-inflammatory like Rimadyl or Metacam. If you want to use Aspirin, make sure you're using the correct dose. The dose in dogs is 5 mg per lb body weight every 12-24 hours.
I don't think there's a cure here, but there are things to help make him more comfortable during this period in his life.