My MIL's Alzheimer's dementia is advancing. She is at the point where she is not consistently recognizing her children. She is having more agitation when she sundowns, and it seems to be worse when a family member has visited. We keep the visits very short and to only or one two people, but they seem to confuse her and create anxiety. It's at the point where she has to be given Ativan to calm her or she will be in a high state of anxiety with un-redirectable reactions for hours, which is stressful for her and her caregivers.
Has anyone ever come to a point where they had to discontinue visits to help reduce their LO's anxiety and stress reactions?