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Usually first thing in the morning. Lasts about 20 min. then spends most of day rearranging all of her junk drawers. Same thing everyday. Explain lewy body.

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to sunnygirl1 we go to an adult clinic connected to a very large hospital.they were the first to recognize that she had a memory problem and called it dementia.I did ask for something to calm her.answer was not at this time.shes having a fit now as i write.all about who put these rings on me .[she just woke up ,6:30 AM] I know what I should do BUT I cant our 64th anniversary Is 3weeks away.I just cannot.my talking about it helps.thanks
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I wouldn't try any self medicating either, but if her anxiety is severe, then medication might be in order to prevent her from being so miserable. I would make sure her doctor is well versed with treating dementia patients and he can recommend something if necessary.
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the dr told me no self meds for behavior but vodka in oj helps.shes like the girl with a curl right in the middle of her forehead .when she was good she was very good but when she was bad she was horrld . we have concerned kids in minn [no help there]one son nearby [very good].shes 81 im84.im learning that theres always someone worse off than me.i find that each day i can handle it better because of your answers.thank you.
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My Mom had severe mood swings, would get really angry and sometimes even lash out. The main thing we learned was to NOT try to reason with her. It only made it worse. We'd mostly just be there quietly and let her go through it. But certainly never get angry back. It's really hard, isn't it?
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The angry phase can be medicated. Ask her MD to prescribe something to keep her on an even keel.
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Lewy Body Disease is what Robin Will iams was found to have after his brain was examined after his death. Google that for symptoms and you will get a better understanding of your wife's behavior. Most people with any type of dementia, lije yoyr wife, are upset with any change in routine or finding something out of place. Keep to a routine and don't move things around. If she fiddles with her junk drawers every day, so what? No harm, no foul. As to any OCD behavior or hallucinations, talk to her doctor anout medication.
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Has she been diagnosed with Lewy Body? My loved one would also fly off the handle if anything was moved out of place, but she doesn't have Lewy Body. She has Vascular, mixed with AD. She would also arrange and rearrange things over and over. I suspect part of it was obsession and part was that she forgot she had already done it.

I know that my loved one was very obsessed with certain things. She had to have them all in row and there had to be many of them. She couldn't explain why she needed 80 cans of cat food or 59 air freshners. She would see grease on the kitchen counter and be very upset about it, though there was none there.

It's quite stressful to deal with that kind of behavior on a daily basis. Do you have help with her? I would consider how you will continue to supervise her. It can be so overwhelming to do this alone in the home. I hope you take care of yourself too.
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