My mom is in a Nursing Home on the dementia unit. She has a diagnosis of Parkinsons and a recent diagnosis of Bipolar Condition. Her medication has been increased due to behavioral concerns and often times she appears "out of it" to me.
She is on Zyprexa, Sinemet, Klonopin and recently Depakote. She is drooling, having hand contractures and very lethargic. When I talk to the staff they seem to say they are keeping an eye on this and the psychiatrist is working on the medication (but truly I believe it is a nurse pract. specializing in psychiatry).
Mom gets good care here and this is a 5 star home, but I am torn about her taking this medication, but if she doesn't I am fearful she could get kicked out due to her behaviors. She can become delusional and make accusations against the staff. I would appreciate your input.