My mom was diagnosed with Alz five years ago and put on Aricept and Namenda, she takes both of them. Thankfully, she is not difficult in the sense that she is not annoyed or agitated. She is, however, extremely needy and cannot be left alone. There was a short time that she was agitated and arguing constantly with her aide. I called the social worker and she recommended my mom go on Seroquel, the lowest dose, which we did and it worked. She mellowed out. It did not make her sleep during the day, just calm and relaxed. When the agitation stopped, we took her off of it and so far, she's ok. If you are not against giving them drugs, you might want to talk to the doc about
Seroquel. Just a thought,
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.