Posted 1/6/2009 4:16 AM (GMT -7)
The short acting Benzo's cause nightime aggression and agitation. I am POA for my father, and was his 24/7/365 caregiver util two days ago he became aggressive, combative, wandered at night, and impossible to care for, without an orderly who could overpower him. He was admitted through the emergency Dept. of the local hospital and there he sits until they can find an alzheimers bed. One police officer who was trying to assist me in caring for him by calling for well-being checks, dropping by to chat with us and so on, overheard the 911 call on the scanner and drove in to the Hospital to lend support even though off-duty. he saw this as explosive potentially situation. Dad was on Serax. I blame the benzos, plus the inevitable progression of AD, for his rages. Thank-you and God Bless you all.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.