Mild Dementia, Delirium, UTI, Low BP & destructive. Last week a Neurologist diagnosed mum with mild dementia but currently suffering delirium. She is getting recurrent UTIs and is just about to finish the latest batch of antibiotics. Took her to doc on Tues because she was so tired and just not her *normal* self. Her blood pressure was extremely low so we went to ER. Where BP went up, but only when laying down, sitting and standing it remained low. They did CT & blood work all was A OK. This morning I found she'd some how gotten ahold of the tylenol, she said she'd taken 5 and 1 was left in bottle. There were alot more in the bottle last night, so I of course freaked out thinking she'd taken 50 not 5. BUT THANK GOODNESS turned out she had taken only 5. While trying to come to terms with having to re-secure meds, I find that she had been moving around my *stuff* in the bathroom and had tossed out some of my makeup and makeup remover tissues. This is the 2nd time I have found items in trash basket. Once found her distroying an item just purchased, she doesn't know she's done any of this. Is this part of dementia?
I am literally at a loss. She is continually moaning and groaning, always in pain, though according to the doc there is no basis for the pain, he says its muscle related. She isnt eating again, and its like pulling teeth to get her to drink fluids and take her meds.... other than pain related ones..... does this sound like *mild* dementia? I don't know what to do, am I helping or hurting by caring for her at her home? The latter is going to change as I live in CA and she is in MO. I was planning to bring her back to CA with me.