Hyperactivity with Alzeimer's ?

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   Posted 9/10/2013 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
My grandma is 90 and she has been diagnozed with Alzehiemers in 2002. Throughout the yrs the progress of the disease has been slowed by medication. 3 mths ago she broke her leg, eversince she has been forced to stay in bed ( she was on a wheel chair before) and has experiencing ups and downs. As expected with the disease she has good and bad spells. She is staying with my mom who is her main caregiver and both my aunt and uncle share the job with her whenever possible. Problem now is she sometimes gets into a hyper alert phase where she can stay for 48 hrs without sleep at the end of which she starts severe hallucinations and slurred speech. She has to be given a sedative to be able to sleep, this happens about every week. Any suggestions as for the reasons and what can be done

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   Posted 9/12/2013 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
My gma was the same way at the end. She fell and broke her arm and it seemed that she became worse after that. I was getting exhausted trying to keep up with her because she would be up and down all night. Even sedatives didn't work on her. Has your mother talked to the dr about this? Perhaps the doc can give her something to her to help calm her down.
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   Posted 10/18/2013 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
We tried diff sedatives as per doctors advice, however these seem to work for only about 2 or 3 days and then the cycle would start all over agian? Any medications that has worked with ur gma?

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   Posted 10/24/2013 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I suppose if she was very active before, being stuck in bed is not helping. It is one of the things which make it almost impossible to care for a person at home. I hope that you find a solution.
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