About 6 weeks ago my dad took a tumble and went to the ER. He broke 2 ribs. The next day (in the hospital) he had a heart attack, then pneumonia, followed by a chest tube. He also suffers from some serious delusional behavior that started when he was admitted. Now he is in a nursing home. For all intents and purposes he seems bonkers. We have a neurologist appt in a few weeks. In the meantime he is getting seroquel for the hallucinations and ativan to help him sleep.
He does seem to have a level of dementia but we aren't sure what that level is yet. Since being admitted to the hospital he has become really "grabby". He grabs his clothes, other people's clothes, and just about anything else within his reach. It's so weird, he has NEVER been that way before. Does anyone else see that grabbiness in their loved one? Any idea what causes it?