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Sun downing- Dr Jekyll and Hyde- biting, kicking,hitting oh my!
Tonight was really rough, probably the worst so far... She tried biting, hitting and kicking me tonight all while getting ready for bed. She willingly wanted to get ready to go to bed, then she became irate...
I don't know if I can do this... I don't, myself want to wake up tomorrow.
Nights are waaaayyy too short, I'm exhausted! #Help
As I've suggested several times on this board, a couple of melatonin gummies before bed worked wonders with my wife. We used to have 3-hour go-rounds every night before I could get her into bed. With melatonin, no more sundowning, no more fights, and easy to get her to bed. To me it's a miracle, but others say it doesn't work for everyone. But it's cheap and available in grocery stores, so it should be worth a try.
Hi Tinie. I read your other thread. This really is not something for someone to do all on their own, especially with someone who is very difficult to handle.
Don't expect that if you tell your family you cannot do this on your own, that any one of them will take this on and feel any different.
You need to tell them. Your life is important. It really is not a great thing to leave everything behind to fully take this on.
My question to you is: How long do you expect this to last? How many years are you willing to give up?
Think about this, and talk with your family. There is no shame, because your life is very important.
DDefinitely it sounds like you need some rest. I hope you can get some help soon .
I am SO glad for you, Tinie. This doesn’t make the disease go away, but it helps to have others share this very heavy burden.
Keep checking in—we are always here for you.
Praying. . .
Hey Tinie, whatever you and your family finally decide, Mom's geriatric psych doctor gave us a prescription for mirtazapine and it did wonders for helping Mom sleep for a full-night. That may be useful whether she's at home or you've decided on a memory care arrangement.
Our Mom just started the rage age in January, and we too have times when she's ready to do something, like go to bed or potty, then suddenly she's a screaming meany at us! It's been difficult for us to adjust fast enough to keep up with this new (to her) dementia manifestation so I feel for 'ya. We have now added seroquel to her daily pills, a low dose, and it seems to be helping, not completely knocking the fury out of her, but we're definitely 50% less enraged the last couple of weeks and that's been a relief.
You might see a bit of your situation in my recent blog "Welcome to Monsterland, everybody."