Mother has been in the nursing home three weeks. She fights with the aides and nurses over everything...taking her insulin, medicine, showering, getting up in the morning, taking a nap, dressing, etc. The doctor was giving her Ativan, when needed, 1 mg., but she slept through meals, etc. So, he cut it back to .5 mg. in an injection form. She hasn't had this yet...waiting for the medicine to come in.
If mother wasn't fighting everything else would be really good. They keep her clean and dress her well. Her hair looks nice everyday.
I go twice a day and am pleased by what I am seeing. It isn't perfect, but it isn't too bad either.
If anyone has delt with this dementia and fighting, please help let me know if there is anything I can do. I've talked to her, but it doesn't stick in her brain.
Thanks so much.