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Hi,

There are some very good drugs for the mood swings, one of them being Seroquel. Get to a doctor and then the attorney. Remember that she will likely be very uncooperative and beligerant. You have to get things done for her. She sounds classic Alzheimers. Some research is showing that many Alz. patients have suffered head trauma. Interesting, but maybe if the percentage is really not much different than most of us.

Also, don't expect her to accept the diagnosis. If she is demonstrating behavior problems, she is unlikely to believe that she really has the problem. Start playing a little recording in you head of happy thoughts when she gets mean, but don't argue. It really does no good and we need to keep them as calm as possible. You don't win an argument with an Alzheimer's patient.
Connie
Quote from GranConnie:
Hi,

There are some very good drugs for the mood swings, one of them being Seroquel. Get to a doctor and then the attorney. Remember that she will likely be very uncooperative and beligerant. You have to get things done for her. She sounds classic Alzheimers. Some research is showing that many Alz. patients have suffered head trauma. Interesting, but maybe if the percentage is really not much different than most of us.

Also, don't expect her to accept the diagnosis. If she is demonstrating behavior problems, she is unlikely to believe that she really has the problem. Start playing a little recording in you head of happy thoughts when she gets mean, but don't argue. It really does no good and we need to keep them as calm as possible. You don't win an argument with an Alzheimer's patient.
Connie



Hello!

Thanks for the response!

I've mention to my mominlaw about her getting tested for Alz., but she doesn't want to see any doctor. She tells me (we speak a different language) that her "head is empty" alot. I think she sort of acknowledges the Alz. but not all the way.

Thank you for the advice about not arguing! I've unfortunetly argued with her alot in the past years without putting 2 and 2 together. She's declined very fast in the past couple of years so now I'm really starting to see the symptoms more clearly. I've never thought until about this week that her arguing is related to her Alz., it explains alot!

I've also noticed she remembers goof ups I make and will go on for weeks about them! I'm pretty young and a new cook so I accidently made food with too much salt. She said for 2 weeks straight not to use too much salt, even though I've not repeated that mistake since. Is it malicious or just part of the Alzheimers?

I wish she'd see a doctor, but she's stubborn as a mule. (where my hubby gets it from :D ) It'll be shoved under the rug until it really hits home. I've tried to talk to her and everyone else but it all falls on deaf ears.

Thanks again for the advice!

Kat