I'm caring for my mother who has ''dementia''. I put the '' '' because we're not sure if it is from cancer mets to the brain or not but due to her general condition and low weight/weakness the docs don't want to subject her to any more scans or treatments and I agree.
So, the palliative nurse has advised me to keep getting nutrition into her to keep up some sort of weight and help her profound weakness/fatigue. My issue is that after eating she gets extremely agitated. I know sitting up is hard for her but I try to gets lots of pillows and make it as comfy as I can until we get in a hospital bed. Today she ate a yogurt for me and some mash potatoes. As soon as I fed her the last bite she started getting agitated. She picked at clothing, insisted on getting up and when I asked where she wanted to go she said ''I just have to get out or I'll bite your head off'' which is so uncharacteristic it's funny. She was raving quite incoherently and at one point said ''I haven't seen you in months'' to me. For the next hour I couldn't get her to lay down and she was impossible to pacify. This is the third time she's gotten so antsy and agitated after a meal. Is there a connection? Has anyone experienced this before? She's much calmer at other times of the day and was with ''with it'' for some time before I fed her. Just not sure if it is a coincidence, eating, the time of day??
Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.