My mother is getting worse every day. Do you think it's the Resperdol?
My mother is getting worse every day. Do you think it's the Resperdol? Last night when I was getting getting ready to walk my dog, she went down the elevator (couldn't stop her) went to the concierge and said there was a fire on the 3rd floor (delusions). She was barefoot and in a short nightgownl. Thank goodness the concierge told her that "the fire was under control and not to worry." He must have had some dementia training. She sat down barefoot,, short nightgown, no shoes in the lobby while the concierge said he would keep an eye on her. I call the Alz hotline and they said maybe I should take her for a walk outside. I would have but it was 10 PM. I finally got her back in the apartment, helped her get ready for bed and gave her the Ambien prescribed. I was at peace. This morning about 6 AM I found her sitting up on the living couch sleeping. I helped her in the bedroom. Now she won't leave me alone, calling my name every five seconds. She is supposed to be assessed for the assisted living in Florida, but I am not sure if they will accept her. We were down in the gym on Friday (the HHA, my mother, and I. They were sitting on the stationary bike and my mother kept calling the HHA horrible names and made believe she was spitting at her. I thought my mother was a classy lady at one time, critical yes, but classy. It's becoming more then a nightmare, I would say a living hell. Her dentist said something horrible about her on Friday. I am ending the agency HHAs at the end of the month, since our lease is almost over, and the HHAs from the agency have no dementia training at all. I just don't know what to do. Just don't know. I am in tears. My two little dogs are even losing sleep and stresed out. My little one couldn't walk yesterday until I got her outside. My mother is going through hell and I can't take seeing her like this. I've been to memory centers, psychiatrists, neurologists and no one can say anything except get her into a nursing home. I have a brother and sister who never call her, don't want to be any part of her life. I promised her never a nursing home. Please help me, any suggestions.