Long story short. Mom, 89, widowed with mixed dementia. Some confusion, worse in the evening, but mostly short term memory issues, and in ability to manage bill's, remember to eat regularly etc.
But finally grudgingly agreed to try Aliving, signed lease. But beore move in she had a problem.
Last week she had a bad fall broken cheekbone and broken bone in hand. Now sundowning more and earlier. Looking for dead husband, trying to find child, doesnt remember that she has been at my house for 6 months ( I just came to visit yesterday!)
Neurologist is suggesting 12.5 mg of seroquel. Has anyone had any experience with this use. My main concern that I expressed to him is that she is expressing a lot of emotional distress. She does occasionally wake me up at night, but usually I can reassure her and she goes back to sleep.
He suggested going ahead with the AL move, maybe with a caregiver in evening.