I hate feeling so negative all the time, but caregiving has been so tough, I'm afraid to think positive and get my hopes up.
Last week my Mom's Dr. convinced her to take a low dose antidepressant and a mild sleep aid. It took a few days, but we have seen major changes for the last two days. She has all kinds of lifelong personality issues, made worse by dementia.
She is laughing, concentrating, far less confused and irritable, obsessing far less and seems so much better. Today she said she had not had a day this good in years.
No where near perfect, but so much easier than it was.
Has anyone seen long term improvements in dementia patients with these meds ?
My fear right now, she has a past history of any little thing that goes wrong she decides is a side affect and quits taking her meds.