question about disruptive behavior

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 3/1/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I haven't posted here in a while but my fathers alzheimers is getting worse. I don't know what to do. For the last week he has not slept hardly at all during the night at the nursing home. He hollers and screams at the top of his lungs and he can't be still. He has fell once and hurt his hand real bad but he didn't break it. They have had to restrain him in his chair in the daytime. I don't mind it because I don't want him to hurt himself. We have had all kind of tests done and there is nothing physical wrong with him. There has been talk of sending him to a physciatric hospital because of his disruptive behavior. He keeps every one else upset when he hollers all the time. He can't take alot of medicine. It upsets him even worse. They have tried alot of medicine that he can take and nothing seems to work. What happens at the physciatric hospital and how long do they have to stay? I don't want him to go but I may not have a choice. I see their point.
 
Thanks

AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 3/1/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I talked to Daddy's doctor and the nursing home today. They said that there may not be anything that they can do for Daddy. They have tried about everything. The nursing home said that they have had patients that just hollered up untill they died. It is so sad. They did not recommend that he be sent out for the phyc. evaluation right now. As long as he doesn't try to hit anyone they won't kick him out, which eases my mind. I wished that I could take care of Daddy at home, but I can't lift him and I know that I can't do it.
 
Thanks for listening.

StaceyA
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 3/1/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry for the trouble you are having with your dad. My dad is in an earlier stage of Alzheimer's. I wish that I could say something to help.
Best of luck to you all.

Stacey

AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 3/3/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for replying Stacy. They had to try Ativan on Daddy to keep him calm. His first day is going pretty well so far. It seems like he's either going to doped up or screaming. A lose lose situation.

StaceyA
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 3/7/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to hear that the Ativan is helping. Hang in there.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:23 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,693,296 posts in 297,371 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 152047 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, hyekim01.
258 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
abhi, hyekim01


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer