My Mom (88) sadly passed away this week after spending just one year in assisted living.
This site has been a huge help to me the past few yrs dealing with her delusions and dementia which led her to Assisted Living from living independently her whole life. Though she passed in her sleep, I can't help believe that the assortment of drugs she was given led to her death. I know that they aleviated the delusions and psychosis but at what expense? I just want to say that anyone in this situation needs to pay very close attention to the signs of change from the drugs. We did but we also believed that the dr knew best, however it seems that some AL doctors just keep the patients medicated. My beautiful mother was not the same person this past year and it hurt to watch. Thank you to all who contributed to the numerous questions I posted. I am eternally grateful for your help and knowledge through this difficult time.