1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. CarolFarmer

    CarolFarmer Registered User

    Sep 19, 2016
    9
    Mum is 90 and has Alzheimer's. She is living in warden controlled flat and has carers 3 times a day. For the past few months she has been getting verbally and physically aggressive with the carers. The aggression has been getting worse and she has attacked a carer with her keys in her hand and has managed to draw blood.
    Is anyone caring for someone with physical aggression and have they been prescribed medication for this and what medication has been prescribed.
    Any advice would be great as I am at my wits end and font know what to do.
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,936
    N Ireland
    This is a common enough issue and a trip to, or visit by, the GP may help.

    There is a Society Factsheet containing a lot of information about this issue and you can read and/or print it by clicking the second line of the following link
    Aggressive behaviour (509)
    PDF printable version
     
  3. acorns

    acorns Registered User

    Jan 25, 2018
    103
    Mum was like a wild animal before Xmas - started on 20mg of memantine a day and after a few weeks is now very quiet and calm. I’m not sure if it isn’t too large a dose as she is never so quiet and is not ‘herself’ - but the carers are happy ...
     
  4. Kat loves milk tray

    Kat loves milk tray Registered User

    Jan 1, 2019
    27
    My

    We have had to put my Dad in a residential home due to the violence and aggression towards my mum. He has been on trazadone 50mg and when required Lorazapan. He still gets aggressive when we visit and towards staff at the care home so the trazadone was increased however this has now been reduced as my Dad had a very dry mouth/ thirst with the medication.
    We requested a referral to the MH team to discuss stronger medication. They have visited but are reluctant to prescribe stronger meds at the moment and want to initially observe my Dad and the interaction with the care staff. Possibly get OT involved or a Psychologist.
    My Dad cannot take memantine due to kidney function.
    I have read that anti psychotics can be prescribed to reduce aggression but at the moment they would like to look at other ways of handling my Dad. We are prepared to give it a go and see what happens.
     
  5. CarolFarmer

    CarolFarmer Registered User

    Sep 19, 2016
    9
    Thanks I will look into the medication
     

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