My 91 yo mother has dementia & has bouts of combativeness...
(She’s on Seroquel, Namenda & Aricept)
Mom had 2 teeth extracted the other day with local anesthetic...(she had other teeth extracted but didn’t have this reaction) ....& since teeth broke off I wanted to avoid them getting infected...
So ever since extractions, acting even more strange..keeps pointing her finger or fingers up, then down, then sideways, making head movements up & down, then sideways...like yes & no movements. Also refusing meds, drink & food more...I have to hide the meds until she asks for ice cream & then I can crush them & mix it in...Also she keeps talking about this “vacation” she is going on..& has to be downstairs to go to airport...& that she will eat on the plane...Also, she always used to know when she had to go to the bathroom to do number 2 ...lately, she said she has to go & once on commode, she said she don’t have to go. It takes work to put her on commode since she gets transferred with stand assist lift machine & I have to put vest on her & it’s a whole production just to get her on commode. So once she’s on commode, she wants to go back in wheelchair...Then once back in wheelchair, she says she has to go to bathroom!!
Uugghhh!! She thinks it’s a game? Also, she was letting go today of the lift machine to do the finger pointing ☝️ 👈 thing...I feel like I’m living in an insane asylum.
I’m my mother’s primary caregiver & I share hours with paid private Aide. I live with my mother & took her out of SNF 1 1/2 years ago against advice of SNF staff ...they told me this does GET WORSE but I didn’t listen...I have makeshift nursing home in the house.
Anyone experience these weird new behaviors after tooth extraction with their LO?
Thank you in advance & I appreciate all answers & advice.