My husband, 79, is moving on through the stages of dementia exhibiting most of the characteristics listed above in the stages.
In the last two weeks, he has become loud and vocal, an ordinarily reserved man. He weeps aloud like a child, wails, shouts, asks to please die, asks "please someone shoot me", shouts " I going crazy, nuts!". This is ALL night and during the day. He naps for a few minutes and then resumes the wailing. I am his only caregiver. The NHs will not take him for respite any more because he was combative with the aides. The family will not go out of their way for him...but are waiting for the pot of gold.
The Dr. will not give him a sleep aid and he cannot take the usual anti-psychotic drugs. I feel like the two of us are in a vacuum with no way out.
Has anyone else experienced this behavior? I know he is expressing his frustration and I am empathetic but exhausted.