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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

Hi Adidas,

I feel for you. I had my Mom staying with me until she became so aggressive that I had to put her in a "group home," nearby. She does the same thing. Told everyone that I was trying to poison her, refused to eat or take her meds for 3-4 days. Finally slugged me a good one and that's when hubby said........enough....already.

You'll find that lots of people believe them. They can act so normal sometimes that people just can't believe they'd make up such stories. My mom has told multiple friends, from her old neighborhood, terrible stories about me and my brothers; we've put her in prison, stole her money and her car, never come to visit her, just abandoned her. Most know the truth but a few believe her and there really isn't anything you can do to convince those few. It took me a long time to accept that. But it's true.

My mom takes Zoloft in the mornings. But the "home" has a prescription for Lorazepam that they can use as needed. She isn't always aggressive but it usually happens in the late afternoons. I believe Depakote is similar. (not sure of that spelling.)

Be sure to look out for your dad. It's very stressful to deal with them full-time. I'm glad that he gets a break occasionally.

Take care of yourself, also. Glad you found this board. It's so nice to be able to talk to others who totally understand.