2 days, going on 3. Sundowning and anxiety. Any suggestions?

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I wonder if she has another UTI? Bad language, more confusion, pacing, etc.

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There is something called a hat. I used it for Mom at the lab where tests were being done. Ask where you have tests run if they have them and the jar. Of course, they will need a dr. order to preform the test. Even if they charge it will be nice to have on hand. You sit the hat in the toilet seat. It goes down in the hole. Then sit Mom on it. Then u pour the urine in the jar. So easy.
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Thank you for your responsew and I, for one, will take the suggestions very seriously, as I always do. This morning her folks were dead, which they are, but now they are alive and she wants to visit with them. Apparently, last night, it was her cat. All night long. She fights with her cat now, the real cat . She is finally resting. I told her her folks would like her to be well rested for the visit they will have.

I didn't think that the sleeping med was working as it should, so my daughter called the doctor and he doesn't feel comfortable with giving her anything or changing anything as he feels she is too far advanced. She sees a neurologist on the 10th of this month. Hopefully they can do something different with her meds. And hopefully we can all survive this until then.
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Thank you for your responsew and I, for one, will take the suggestions very seriously, as I always do. This morning her folks were dead, which they are, but now they are alive and she wants to visit with them. Apparently, last night, it was her cat. All night long. She fights with her cat now, the real cat . She is finally resting. I told her her folks would like her to be well rested for the visit they will have.

I didn't think that the sleeping med was working as it should, so my daughter called the doctor and he doesn't feel comfortable with giving her anything or changing anything as he feels she is too far advanced. She sees a neurologist on the 10th of this month. Hopefully they can do something different with her meds. And hopefully we can all survive this until then.
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I know every case is different, but when Mom gets into that condition, sometimes she snaps out of it in a day, after getting a LOT of sleep. Day 1 delirium/anxious and up all night, day 2 finally conked out all day, day 3 back to normal. If the delirium lasts into day 2, in Moms case I would pursue the UTI. Have you seen a similar pattern with your mom or is this unusual? It also could be dehydration. Try pumping as much liquid like pedialyte into her if she drinks normal fluids.
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I know how hard it can be to get an elderly person with dementia in for tests. I wonder if you could pick up a sterile cup at urgent care, collect urine, and bring it in for testing? The test kits you can buy in drug stores won't really help. The test procedure is two-part. The first part only is what the kits provide. You'd still have to have the second part (a culture that takes a few days) done at a lab. But I sure hope you can have testing done in the least inconvenient way.

Your loved one may have a UTI.

Your loved one may have some other kind of infection or illness.

Your loved one's dementia may simply be progressing.

Please keep us informed. We care!
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Perhaps you could take her to urgent care? Or call the nurse line for your insurance company?
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