So, after a very bad day yesterday, I had to call EMTs and have Mom taken to the ER. She was very upset, did not recognize me, and got physically agressive.
The ER doc gave her two 50mg Seroquel (and a script for one pill twice daily) and I brought her home. She was very stoned last night, slurring and not making any sense at all. She was very lethargic all day, but as evening closed in, she started getting more agitated.
I gave Mom one Seroquel this evening and she went to bed, only to be up in one hour, again slurring, very confused and not making sense.
Reading the pharmacy's information insert about Seroquel, I am stunned to read it is "not for older adults with dementia". However, I see other's mention it here in forums.
I am concerned to give her anymore for fear of making her worse! I will be calling her doc (who she has not seen in 4 years) to follow up. Now THAT'S going to be a nightmare, getting her to talk to the doc!
Appreciate the knowledge you all so freely share!