Advice please

Tomsamsmum

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Apr 17, 2022
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Hi , I care for my mum she is nearly 84 , is bed bound and has late stage dementia and is deteriorating in all ways, she has spent the last week constantly call out , mummy, and her to her brothers , one who passed away many years ago, the dr last week prescribed Risperidone, has anyone anyone any advice or previous experience of this .?
 

Bunpoots

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Apr 1, 2016
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Nottinghamshire
Hello @Tomsamsmum

My mum used to call out for her mum so I know how distressing it is to have to deal with this. I found the best way to calm her down was to tell her her mum would be there soon. Of course I felt bad about lying then but if a “love lie” as it’s called on here works it’s often the best option.