Pumkin711 Asked August 2009

My husband is experiencing extreme anger with his dementia, what can I do for this?

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Has anyone heard of taking seroquel with dementia? My husband is experiencing major bouts of anger. Where can I turn for help?

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Piratess Aug 2009
My mom has Depakote and Risperidol, this is a big big problem that not many of us are getting help with. Elderly with abusive tendencies....much more information needs to get out to public about this. Much much more!!!!!
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Jacqueline Marcell, author of Elder Rage, had behavior problems with her father, and adjusting meds finally did help. Her book is actually very funny and she has a lot of good info on her site.
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Yes, my dad has been prescribed the same medication. He was already given 3 other meds, for the same problem: Celexa, for depression; Depakote, for dementia/behavior management; then Ativan, for aggression. I was shocked to know they had him on those, + Seroquel. This seems extreme, especially for not working. He was so aggressive with his roommate, that the other backhanded him one day for a bathroom altercation, then barricaded himself in the adjoining room behind a curtain and some chairs. He was since moved out, and my dad's been solo in a double room for over a week, now.

Dad was started out on Aricept back in 2003. He was also taking Namenda. There were a lot of catastrophic reactions back a couple years ago, while dad was still in his own home, while taking those meds. They were both discontinued a few months ago. Sad when it comes to this!

Sorry to hear you have to struggle with the anger. I'm not sure what type of help you are seeking, so I don't have advice, but do hope you find the answers you need to see you both through this difficult time. Will be praying for you.
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