Recently my mom has been displaying very aggressive, and agitated behavior towards me. She has vascular dementia and she seems to be declining quickly. She is in a NH and has been for three months. The aggression and severe agitation is new, she is coming off of having a UTI and I know that can change her behavior but it honestly seems like the more I visit her the worse she gets.
Today when I went to visit her, her aggression, agitation was off the charts! She would usually get agitated when I was about to leave which she did today but as soon as I arrived she began screaming and cursing as soon as she saw me. She was by the nurses station and my husband quickly whisked her back to her room while I spoke to the head nurse who explained that they did a deep clean of the rooms and she has been like this all day. When I went to her room she was over the top confused and paranoid accusing me of conspiring with the staff against her. She calmed down after a while but when we went two leave two hours later she threw a fit. Yelling, screaming, swearing, the whole nine. I tried to keep my cool ( I am usually pretty patient with her) but there was no appeasing her. It was like nothing I have ever seen. I eventually had to call in the staff and had to just leave with her yelling at me while I was walking away. Any thoughts? Is this the vascular dementia progressing? I don't think it's the UTI as she has been on antibiotic for 10 days now.