My mother has had dementia for several years. I do not know the exact time nor do I know the "stage" she is in now. Fast forward to the last few weeks. She was on two antidepressants, BuSpar and Setraline. Doctor stopped them, no titration, added Depakote. Within one week she was experiencing a significant worsening of her symptoms. She began to be very agitated, angry, throwing things, trying to leave the house, calling me names (living with my husband and myself.) As the week progressed she was not making sense when she spoke, incomplete sentences, very moody within minutes was angry and mad then happy and content. She was refusing to eat and take her meds. I called PCP who told me to bring her to ER. So, head to ER, while she was in backseat pulling my hair and trying to get out of the car. Then spent 25 hours in ER exam room with her while the staff was trying to find a behavioral center that would "take her." Court order was signed by judge in the middle of the night and mom transported to a behavioral health center 11 days ago. Medication was changed to Seroquel on day 4 of admission. No real change to date. Yesterday she had an "episode" at the center where in the main TV area of the floor proceeded to start yelling and then squatted and pooped her pants, then reached her hand in her panties and tried to throw feces at the staff!!! Horrifying!! Met with social worker and spoke with doctor today; stopping Seroquel and starting Risperdal. They (the behavioral center) wanted to start discharge planning, so yesterday, before this episode, I had toured a few nursing homes. Now it will be another week to assess the effect of this new medication. I have not slept well or eaten much over the last 11 days. Anyone else experience anything like this? Will nursing homes take her?? I have tried a thousand times in my mind to figure out how I can take her back home, but I just don't see it. It was very hard before this, and now I do not think it will ever be to that level again. I am heartbroken.