I've been away from AC for a few months - things started going downhill, and I needed a beak. Now I could really use some advice (and TLV) from my fellow caregivers.
My MIL has suffered significant cognitive decline just over the last couple of months...hallucinating more, becoming confused/mildly agitated at times. She is currently taking Quetiapine (dose recently increased from 12.5 mg to 25 mg...or even 36.5 if needed..my discretion). Last night out of the blue she mentioned that she'd like to go visit "daddy" in the hospital but she wasn't sure if "they'd" let her. I just told,her we would look into it, gave her the Quetiapine, tucked her into bed and hoped by this morning all would be forgotten. No such luck. She's still asking and becoming more concerned because "no one will tell" her what hospital he's in or how he got there. I keep trying to put her off, so to speak..Saying things like "we'll find out" and then trying to redirect, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm running out of ideas! *SIGH* This part of my job is so sad and so HARD! Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.