My mother in law and me

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Anmen, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Anmen

    Anmen Registered User

    Dec 9, 2015
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    My mother in law is 77 and she is an alzheimers patient. Recently she has started putting clothes in toilet bowl, eating toothpaste, tearing the clothes she is wearing etc. I cannot move away from her even for a few minutes. She stays awake the entire night on many days. I m not sure she is in which stage of alzheimers. What can I do to improve the quality of her life? Is there anything worse that I should be prepared for?
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,550
    Female
    Scotland
    She is obviously very disturbed. I think you need another visit to the consultant psychiatrist who diagnosed her as they can prescribe medication which the ordinary GP cannot. You might also ask for a care assessment to get some help in looking after her.
     
  3. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,963
    North East England
    Anmen, Welcome to TP, sorry you've had to join us. I think I'd try to get a urine sample off the the GP in case a UTI is lurking and causing chaos. My other thought is, have you had a carer's assessment ( or come to that has MIL had a needs assessment) from the Social Services? I think I would be shouting for help from every source. One more thought....Attendance Allowance? It could help to pay for outside help to give you a little time off.
    Good Luck, Maureen.x
     

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