Dementia - Drugs to Ease Anxiety
My parents entered assisted living a couple of weeks ago. My mom has a lot of paranoid delusions and hallucinations and will be switched to memory care when they have an opening. In the meantime, it’s pretty tough on my dad because my mom accuses him of all sorts of things that are not true (chasing women, getting drunk, spending all her money – all of these are the exact opposite of reality). This has been going on for the last six months.
They given my mom some type of medication that helps her sleep through the night (she was wandering the halls at night and causing problems). I guess I’m wondering if there are any medications to help ease her anxieties and delusions/hallucinations? I know that with the current opioid crisis, there’s been a push to reduce over-medication, but I hate to see my mom suffer needlessly if there’s something out there that will help.