Mom has been in a Care Center (Nursing Home) the past 5 years as she was becoming physical. My mom has had Alzheimers and dementia for 6 years. and i could no longer take care of her. They worked well with her and actually got her calmed down and she had her own separate room in the Center. In her own mind she does not realize it is a nursing home and thought she was in an Apartment Complex. About 2 months ago she fell at night getting out of bed. They discovered she had a UTI and put her on meds for it. However, in the past 6 weeks she has fallen 2 more times and the last time was during the day. Her doctor wanted her moved closer to the nurses station to keep an eye on her. Also, along with this she has a cataract and her vision is poor. Now she has a roomate which she hates. My mom is not sociable with others and loved her old room. And now they are saying that she is progressing. Her mental state is much more erratic, she hates being moved and being watched by the nurses so she doesnt fall again. She does not even remember ever falling. Now she is back to her former self and getting nasty with them again like she used to be.
Can anyone tell me is this common in the final stage of Alzheimers (it has been about 6-7 years she has had it) and what can I expect as she progresses with this? Is there anything they can do to calm her down again?