She saw a knife in the kitchen and said she could take it and cut both of her wrists is this typical behavior? - AgingCare.com

She saw a knife in the kitchen and said she could take it and cut both of her wrists is this typical behavior?

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Crises Intervention came and evaluated her....she refused to go anywhere....she will not take the prescribed med for Alzheimer's what am I to do? She got VERY anry with me when I called crises

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That's lovely news that she's better today. You still need to let her doc know that it happened.

Changes in mental status are symptoms that need to be reported to the physician who is managing her care.
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thank you for your answer today she is so much better no SI at all...such a challenging disease to deal with
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Lock up all scirrors, knives and sharp objects. Call her dr., explain what is happening. Sounds like she is a danger to herself and to others. This disease takes us places we never thought possible. Skilled nursing may be your best bet. Good luck
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Which of her doctors is treating her for dementia? Does s/he knows that your mom is not taking her prescribed meds? Have you reported her duicidsl ideation to her doctor?

It's great that you called the crisis line! But now you need to followup with her doctor.

It sounds as though she may have reached the point where she is no longer safe in a regular home environment. You may need to get her into a memory care unit for her own safety.
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