Dementia overnight decline.

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mom has had visuals at different time for years but suddenly this morning it got real. i asked her if she wanted breakfast in town, she claimed i threatened to gouge her eye out. took her to town she thought all the windows had been kicked out of the wendys resteraunt. they were dark tinted. it hasnt let up all day. she stood in my presence and talked to a little boy in the dining room. he doesnt exist but this is the first time shes openly conversed with the ' kids ' . she believes the house contains several people but its just her, myself and the parrot. she whispers to me so noone overhears us. i saw her stash money in a locked closet today. its a good thing i saw her cause she'll have the sheriff looking for it tomorrow . it isnt letting up. there are a steady stream of cars in the driveway, ducks in the yard, an ' elephant 'of a woman lying in her bed, etc.
oddly she is calm and often smiling , not under duress at all. called nurse, nurse will check for infection or fever but she told me the talking to kids and stuff was a pretty normal (re) gression of the dementia. it sure happened fast is all im sayin. im not letting it get to me and im not disputing what shes seeing, just downplaying any danger the intruders might pose. ducks in the front yard? meh, live and let live i say.. if i dispute everything she sees ill be the enemy in 10 seconds flat. it aint worth it..

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Oh my- what a visual I had!! Maybe you should get her a basketball hoop.

Maybe you and the deputy can grab a beer sometime together and commiserate. Always good to have a deputy as a friend!

((((hugs))))
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capn, it may be that she can't stay home anymore. It would be nice if she could, but sometimes it is just too hard. You are extraordinary. I would be totally freaked out if mine were doing this. Big hugs coming your way.
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Hang in there!
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nurse is trying to get mom on haldol permanently. shes so out of it this am that i felt it necessary to forewarn the sheriffs dept. the deputy said the county has many such cases to incl his MIL. mom has been standing in the driveway this morning throwing my wrenches and sockets as far as she can throw em. with that out of her system she seems to be calming down. nurse will be here shortly. mom wont take her morning meds, im trying to poison her. gorgeous morning here in central indiana otherwise. lol
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I am SCREWED!! ( reading about serotonin levels!!)

Capn- how are you and your Mom? Please let us know how you are doing!!
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Sorry...I hope things get better for you. Its so scary to see them this way...especially when you feel that you can't do anything to help them. She's lucky to have you there for her. God Bless.
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Captain...I had similar things happened with mom about 3 months before she passed away. She accused me of steeling her shoes, she woke up in the middle of the night thought there was a naked baby sick she had to help. Then one night she had a look of horror when she said there was a little girl in her closet that was all scarred up and she was crying. I'm thinking it's part of the dementia. It does affect the serotonin levels..

Here is part of the article I read...
It is essential that all of these neurotransmitters maintain their delicate harmony for soundness and sanity to be maintained. If they should slip out of proper balance, abnormalities in thought, emotions and behavior can begin to appear. In the case of a severe serotonin imbalance, anxiety, depression, panic, rage, and obsessive compulsive behavior can result. If breakdown continues past a certain point, these abnormalities can deteriorate into dementia.

Once dementia has made its presence known, many new and disturbing behavioral and psychological symptoms can appear. The individual may suddenly be prone to wandering, and may become uncharacteristically aggressive. They may be highly depressed and forgetful, and lose their desire to eat. Excessive anxiety and phobias can increasingly hold sway over them.
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Glad to hear today is better for you both! :0)
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Glad the Haldol worked It. It does sound like she has taken a step down. Hope you are getting good sleep - update us when you can. Do you have a plan B in case your mum's care becomes too difficult for her to stay at home?
As always - look after you.
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Hope you can get a little sleep in today, Capn. You've earned it. I can have a hard time sleeping after things like this. I'm tired, but it's hard to get out of overdrive. I hope your mother can stay at home longer, but sometimes it is just too hard. Good thoughts coming your way.
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