My mom has dementia and Parkinson's disease. I asked my dad about it. He said he knew they sedated her some because she was hard to handle. He has been there when she refused meds or to have her diaper changed, and said she is still very strong and they could hardly handle her. But I need her to be somewhat alert so I can at least talk to her some, touch for comfort, etc. Is this normal to be so sedated?
I'm sorry for how sad and upsetting this must be for you. Hope things improve.
Medication for agitation and combativeness is sometimes a trial and error process. Yes, they need to calm your mom, but perhaps there is a happy medium where she can be kept calm and awake. Can you attend the next care meeting with dad and ask about This?
Perhaps he is afraid that if he complains, they will send her home. Encourage him to talk to the prescribing doctor or to the DON about how sedated she appears.