Emotional Outbursts and Alzheimer's

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   Posted 6/16/2015 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My mother is 90 and has had Alzheimer's type dementia diagnosed about 2 years ago. Physically she is more like 70...she cleans, cooks, walks fine, dresses, etc. But mentally she is at the moderate severity and is on Aricept 10mg and Namenda 28mg.
My main question is about her emotional status, and if what is happening is typical for Alzheimer's. She has always been overly nice all her life, and everything she experienced was "nice" and "fine". Now, however, she goes from sweet to absolutely belligerent and snarling in a second. As soon as I say anything she doesn't like, which is often, out comes the cornered cougar....has anyone else seen this with their loved one with Alzheimer's? This last time I was sure she was going to hit me.
I have another question but will put it in a new post as it is another topic.
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   Posted 7/6/2015 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, this can be a symptom of Alzheimer's. Have you talked to her doctor about possibly changing her medication or increasing her Namenda?
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   Posted 9/29/2015 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I m mildly with dementia and start stage alzeimer disease as I can see signs of it.
Same here....very angry I get but I have anxiety so I connected to it.
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