Looking for advice! My 79yo mother with dementia/Alz has to have laparoscopic gall bladder surgery in one week. She will be put to sleep using a general anesthesia. At this point, it is scheduled as out-patient surgery. But I have heard horror stories about how anesthesia has a bad affect on someone who has Alz. Has anyone had experience with this? Her gall bladder attack happened on Nov. 8. She was in the hospital for 4 days. They put a drain in her gall bladder and sent her home with anti-biotics. Her gall bladder was very infected, and was enlarged and full of stones. They couldn't do surgery right away because of the enlarged size, the incision would have to be very large and with her age, the doc was afraid her recovery would be difficult. Thus, the drain and upcoming laparoscopic surgery. She has done so well since she came home from the hospital, much better than we expected. But now her surgery is coming up and I'm not sure what we should prepare for. Also, another question is about the day before, when she has to cleanse her bowel. Any suggestions for this? I am so anxious for her! Of course, I always imagine the worst-case scenario! Just want to be prepared so this can be as stress-free as possible for her and my father.