My father has become very agitated, kicking and hitting when my mother and I and the caregiver try to do anything for him. He is up all day and night after a bout of sleeping both day and night. In the evening he takes off all of his clothes and will not let anyone put on depends. The doctor prescribed Atavan for agitation. This drug worked for two days and then he was back to being agitated. What could be going on?
You may want to ask his doctor about it.
Also, how long has he been on Ativan? Perhaps it's not working for him as it should, or the dose needs to be adjusted, or he needs another med.
In addition, was there anything specific that changed in his routine, something that might trigger confusion?
You may have to consider Memory Care for him. not a nice alternative but it sounds as though he is becoming too difficult to manage at home.