My Mother was recently diagnosed with dementia. She started on the patch two days ago. Every afternoon about 4 she goes into a Rage and it last till she passes out at 11. Reason are various from the real issues she is having to some she makes up in her mind. We are becoming afraid of her hurting herself or one of us. She will not take her meds. Her OCD is out of control. We think the best thing is for her to be hospitalized and stabilized on mood altering drugs and whatever else she needs before coming home. If I sign commitment papers it means the police come pick her up. We would much rather her go willingly. She is adamantly refusing. However, if she continues pushing us we will be forced to let police handle. This has come on so quickly that the shrink has not had time to run the tests he needs to make an evaluation and meet with me to discuss treatment plan. However the day of the initial because of her rage and symptoms I described he felt 99% sure it was dementia. Enough so that he help me draw up the papers to have her committed.