Grandma is in SNF . She suffers from advanced stage dementia and other diagnosis’s. Recently her behaviour has escalated. She makes allegations, cries a lot, increased hoarding and gets verbally aggressive. The facility’s resident doctor has always reviewed her but refused to put her on anti depressants which I was grateful given she is very alert and still mobile . Due to increased behaviour she was reviewed by a psych a week ago and was prescribed 2 medications (Donzepril and ativan) started with lower doses.
I have tried to read about this meds however is confusing. Has anyone has a loved one who was prescribed this meds with the diagnosis of dementia ? Just want to know what your experiences were or what you observed?
She just started taking the meds recently and I spoke to her over the phone today. She sounded very tired and lethargic on the phone. I m worried that this meds will make her decline further.