My mom is 81 and in the later stages of dementia. She has been living with me for the last 3 1/2 years. The most recent development is that she is up and down sometimes all day and night, sometimes just night and then she stops eating as well. She becomes very shaky and unsteady on her feet due to lack of sleep and food. So now she is a high risk for falling, which she does. She does currently take Risperidone which helps with agitation and such during the day, I don't see where it does much at night on a regular basis. I have tried Melatonin up to 9mg at night and it did nothing. Then I tried 50 mg of Benadryl and that worked but not every time. Then I tried the combination of the two and that worked sometimes but not always. This was all done under the doctor's advice.
So we continue to struggle with her eating and sleeping enough to keep her mobile and keep her safe on her feet. I know there was some talk about medical marijuana, but I don't want to go that route nor is it legal in New York State.
So, I am asking on this forum because there are so many wise people here in so many different stages of care giving. This forum has become my number place to go for answers and support. Please share your experiences if you have tried CBD oil and in what form: lotion, pills, oil, gummies, etc. Or just share your thoughts based on others that you know who may have tried it. Take care.