I'm so sad: since last week, nothing I say can calm mom in her sundowning! She's more afraid and more agressive. It is like talking with someone heavily drunk! Only solace, the morning after she's back to herself with no memory of the evening before. So yesterday evening, I spare myself from her insults and didn't answer her calls but I felt guilt and so much sadness for her fears!
When I mention this new attitude to the director of the cares, the answer was to meet her doctor and augment the antipsychotic. The side effects are she is already more sleepy in the day and more unstable on her feet. I fear the consequences of an augmented dose.
Is it really the only solution for her fears?