... seems to me that it's too much meds for Dementia, she can't talk much, she is having temper tantrums and can't sleep. Anyone have an idea? She definately has had Dementia for awhile and it could be going into Alzheimers but I'm not so sure Drug interactions is not to blame for her not being able to eat with a fork only fingers and her balance and tantrums lately.
She may be over medicated. I checked on the drug interactions, and when combining these drugs, may cause physical instability. It also warns not to eat or drink grapefruit juice. Sorry I couldn't help more. Is she under supervision?
Good luck to you and I hope your mom does ok. Does she have a Health Advocate you can talk to?
Ketchee2, I agree that she is well and truly over medicated! In my opinion, She should not be taking Ambien,it has been known to make some people act out dreams,get up,walk or try to walk around or do other things like, call someone speak to them making perfect sense then at some point just stop making any sense at all
to the person she's talking to ,but it still makes sense to her! Then have no memory of it happening the next time she wakes up !
I am speaking from experience...
I am taking Ambien. I have taking my medicine for the night, I may still be talking to my husband on the phone while he's on his work brake... there are things I do and say that make sense to me at the time , but to my husband it's clear the Ambien has begun to take affect!! Until I got my dosage right it was very hard for me to deal with, because I thought I was making sense and became really frustrated by the fact that people could not understand what I was trying to say, then I became down right angry, I would have fits of anger, until my husband took a video of me having a fit, at my request ,I watched it in horror and went to my doctor the next day! Ambien could be creating Alzheimer's "like" symptom. I am very intelligent. I have an IQ of 156.Having said that, I failed to ask enough questions or do my research on a drug I'd never heard of ... lesson learned. I'm not saying you shouldn't trust your doctor, I'm saying no one knows your body better than you and always trust your instincts!
Your mom is trying to tell you somethings going on,but because she suffers from Dementia already her actions may be looked at as her Dementia getting worse or maybe she needs to tell you something but has forgotten how to make you understand .I hope this helps and I will pray that God sends you guidance and Blessings to you and yours always
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