I'm just looking for input really. In the last few weeks Dad (who has moderate-severe VaD) has started to display new aggressive and paranoid behaviour. This typically has happened with carers when they sit with him on the few hours I get out. Three times recently he has threatened to throw a chair at the carer (though fortunately not followed through) and generally has prowled round the place, banging doors and trying to get out.
Now, quite consistently, whatever we do in an evening he starts getting agitated around 8pm. Recently this has led him to accuse us of maltreating, deceiving him, etc. He keeps saying he 'just want(s) to go home' and makes it clear that this means suicide.
His GP has increased his anti-Ds (Escitalopram) recently which has helped with moods with us during the day time, but not with carers or with us in an evening.
Should we expect to spend each evening being verbally accused and at risk of worse (I had to take the poker off him this evening!)?? I now don't relax even if I'm out for fear of what I come back to, and what might happen with the carer...
I've read the Az Soc leaflets on aggression etc. I'm just wondering when I refer this back to GP / Psychiatrist (the latter has been of little help though) ? I guess I'm concerned they'll just prescribe anti-psychotics and I'll only be left with an empty sleeping shell...
(Where did my lovely Dad go?? )