Is this dementia/depression or Alz
Hi community, Please advise me for my mother.
Brief history: age 83, lost her walking and became bedridden as her knee could not be replaced due to weak muscles as per Surgeon, this was in 2010. Gradually her general health started going down. Appetite down, water intake down, urinary tract infection thrice, respiratory infection twice since then. She wanted some one at her bedside all the time and would complain " I am not feeling good". She would often ask to make her sit and make her sleep after some time. Now I come to turning point which occur on 16 th of august 2012. She was having problem passing out urine and was restless side by side. She asked to make her sit several times and tried to pass urine but in vain. Then she started shouting please make me sit. When we made her sit she continued shouting "please make me sit" I reminded her you are now sitting but she ignored me and continued shouting please make me sit and please do some thing to me. That day we took her to ER and she was continuously shouting please please make me sit regardless of whether she was sitting or sleeping. When I remind her that she is already sitting, then she would say make me sleep. They admitted for two days. Fixed catheter to pass out urine found minor infection in urinary tract, chest x ray clear. Pyschitarist prescribed seroquil, clonazepam, Zoloft in smallest doses as she has heart history. Released from hospital same problem continued. 15 days later went again to psychiatrist and he increased dose of Zoloft and seroquil. Nothing good came. Than took second opinion he changed medication to Zoloft 50 mg and xanax x3x.5 mg. During all this process there came no peace to my mothers mind. Gradualy she stopped eating stopped speaking she just nods her head to express yes or no may be weak to talk, but her restlessness continues. She can not talk but keep making notices as if small child crying. She just takes ensure 400 ml per day at the most, weight gone down extremly . Can any explain what is this or share their experience. Thanks
Last edited by bbroke; 09-29-2012 at 10:34 PM.