Would an anti-anxiety medicine help my husband with Alzheimer's?
My 91 year old husband seems to be in Alzheimer's mid-to-late stage 6 , and seems incapable of taking interest in anything he formerly enjoyed. Even reading lasts only five minutes before he gives up. All he wants to do is be taken for rides in the car. I take him out at least once every day, but after ten minutes at home he has forgotten and is asking to go again. He is following me from room to room now, wanting to be with me and asking to go for a ride, saying things like "If I don't go out soon I'll go crazy!" He threatens to take himself driving (he has not yet missed the car key I've removed from his key ring), or walking (never mind that walking from one room to another exhausts him). Would it be advisable to talk to his doctor and ask if there is an anti-anxiety Rx that would help him relax and feel contented? I don't want him to become a sedated old person, but if there is something that might improve this situation it would help us both. I look forward to any and all comments — thank you!