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meds for aggressive behavior
Gleason
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 8:49 AM
Joined: 4/15/2015
Posts: 3


Just what drug is given and how much if a person becomes aggressive while in nursing home and needs to be reevaluated in a psyc hospital.  A calm person becomes a stranger when his behavior is out out of control . Alz can change a person into a stranger in a short time  Anyone have a solution if the aggression continues within hospital care..
Rockym
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 9:11 PM
Joined: 1/17/2016
Posts: 909


You may want to post your question in the caregiver section where you will get more replies.  This area is for those who have had a LO pass.
Gleason
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2019 9:24 AM
Joined: 4/15/2015
Posts: 3


This person did pass so I am in the right place
AmyJo5
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:34 PM
Joined: 7/28/2017
Posts: 176


I don't know enough to make suggestions: I do know my mom went into full-blown psychosis (including aggression, which we think was really fear) at the end. She was given Seroquel, one dose, and basically she went to sleep and never really woke up. And suddenly she was gone. We are still haunted by the series of events she went through and what impact meds may have made (or worsened) on the final outcome. It was horrible and I am sorry for what you've been through, Gleason. My condolences.
AmyJo5
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:35 PM
Joined: 7/28/2017
Posts: 176


I don't know enough to make suggestions: I do know my mom went into full-blown psychosis (including aggression, which we think was really fear) at the end. She was given Seroquel, one dose, and basically she went to sleep and never really woke up. And suddenly she was gone. We are still haunted by the series of events she went through and what impact meds may have made (or worsened) on the final outcome. It was horrible and I am sorry for what you've been through, Gleason. My condolences.
blfbrat
Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:15 PM
Joined: 2/15/2014
Posts: 168


Every visit to a nursing home after hospital stay, they removed all anti depression meds.  I would tell them please don’t he will be violent.  Every episode he  reacted poorly and they would call me to tell me about his behavior
OCP
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:31 PM
Joined: 4/13/2019
Posts: 15


My father also was on seroquil against my wishes. It is linked to stroke in dementia patients. He was off it when he was sick with fever because he didn’t need it and he passed a few days after they put him back on it. He had been doing better but he had stroke like symptoms after he was put back on it.
Eric L
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:45 PM
Joined: 12/5/2014
Posts: 1252


I think coming to terms with the idea that dementia is a terminal disease really helps when making choices in regards to medicine. When it got to the point that MIL was incontinent and her quality life was extremely poor, we decided that even if a med had the potential to have dire consequences that we were okay with that. She wasn't going to leave this world alive and we had to make decisions that not only kept her comfortable but also allowed us to care for her.

It's a tough bargain to make, but we all have to realize that in the end, it was the dementia that took them. A medicine may have hastened their demise, but they wouldn't have had to take it if the dementia wasn't present.

If the medicine kept them calm and comfortable, even in the slightest bit, I think it's worth it. No one with dementia is going to get better.
 
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