Parkinson's with dementia-Need
My mother is 69 years old and has been battling Parkinson's for the last 15 years. In the last year, she has also developed dementia and while she is partly lucid (for example, she can tell you what medications my father takes and what they are for and how many milligrams, etc), she insists that my father (who has Vascular dementia) sneaks women in the bed at night with them, and that the women are trying to kill her, etc... She yells at my dad and insults him and cries non-stop until she finally falls asleep for a couple of hours and then wakes up and tries to get off the bed (she can no longer walk). I recently moved in to care for both of them but I need suggestions as to how I can calm her down when she gets like that. I am exhausted (on top of that, I have 2 children, a teenager and a toddler) that I am also raising... So any suggestions or advice as to how to handle these episodes so that both of them (and myself) can get a decent's night rest. Thanks!