My mom has been in declining memory health for years but last year began having vascular strokes, at least 3 in the past year. She’s anxious, no longer able to walk and getting mean. She also has frequent hallucinations as is asking about family that has passed. My brother and I are her caregivers amend are seeing weekly declines. She’s in hospice care and on Seroquel, Alprazolam and they want to start Haldol.
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My husband is very combative when We try to help him. He fights and kicks the home care givers out of the house. Police have been called twice. Dr. put him on haldol but that doesn't seem to stop him when we try to clean him up, or get him dressed or redirect him. But it does keep him at bay when we're not asking something of him. He's in hospital now for his 2nd seizure. Trying to place him but no facility will take him after they read his records. They changed his med's, but he's still… read more
We started Dad on low does at night to help him not fall out of bed, and to get a better night's sleep, with less agitation. Seems to have worked great.
During the day, Dad gets into periods where he counts and moves his arms, hands and maybe even his legs some (wheelchair bound). Hospice at the AL center suggested that this is a sign of agitation and they recommend more Haldol. I don't want him agitated, but I also don't want to just add pills to keep him somewhat sedated. I feel like his… read more
Whenever h has to go he always heads to the back door, which is the opposite direction of the bathrooms. He was with the caregiver today and she told me that he couldn't find it. I am afraid that if this happens through the night, who knows where he will follow!! ☹️
My father is agitated almost constantly without medications. Or else he in tears. It's horrible. The doctor had him try Seroquel, which worked, but the side effects were terrible (tremors, wobbliness, inability to stay awake). He tried Haldol, without too much success. Now they have him talking Lorazepam frequently, and it's just not working. We just want him to be comfortable and not feel terrible all the time. What has worked for your loved one in this situation? Thank you.
No matter how many times she’s been told by numerous doctors about her dementia she is still in denial. She says things like “I think they’ve made a mistake”
My husband went into memory care three weeks ago and seems to be adjusting quite well. But, of course, he is always happy to see me and, when he does, he often asks about coming home and/or asks me how I got there to see him. In other words, do I have a car?
I’m pretty sure it’s too early to bring him home for a visit and maybe I should never do that, at least not until I sell our 2800 sq Ft house and get a small patio home, condo, or apartment for myself. Something that he definitely won’t… read more
Many articles discuss short term memory loss but nothing about long term memory loss. My mother does not recall any memories. It's not only surprising but very difficult to converse with her about any subjects since her sort term memory is poor and she has no recall of memories from the past
I show her recent photo's of her great grand children which she loves to see and she seems happy and says how cute they are. We have tried looking at old photo's and she asks who these people are including… read more
I am trying to figure out how to help my mother-in-law who has been with us 2 months.
I need an official diagnosis but would like more details on caregiving and what level she's at, and whether certain meds are affecting her paranoia. Need advice on psychiatric meds, etc. So do I go to appointments using HER insurance? Or go to my own psychiatrist and ask questions about her? (I don't actually have one) How do you manage these things?
And I'm afraid to say to her "you have Alzheimers so I need… read more