Mom has severe dementia and frets and crys for several hours a day. I'm working with a nurse prac who deals with geriatric psych and has been very helpful w/ medication but we are having troulble finding the right meds. She suggested placing her in a special hospital for 30 days to try to adjust or change the meds. Selfishly, this would give me a break but I'm concerned about the affect this would have on her. She does not know who I am or where she is so that is not the issue. My concern is that she has never been institutionalized and I do not want her to come out worse. I don't expect meds to perform a miracle but maybe make her life and mine a little more peaceful.