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By lurkingforacure On 2017.04.20 15:28
My husband threw his cane at me today. I know he feels bad, and he can't do anything that he wants to do, but it's not my fault and acting like this is NOT helping.

I broke my foot over Easter weekend helping him and will be in a special shoe with crutches for weeks, trying to function and hold everything together. Now he has thrown his cane at me, also while I was trying to help him. I told him he isn't helping anything when he acts like that, but don't even know if he understands that. The last several days he has been trying to get me to go around (on my broken foot, no less) looking for clues to find the billion dollars that the mafia has hidden on our street. Sure, I'll get right on that, just as soon as I get everyone home from school and activities, put in the laundry, get dinner going, help with homework...

How do you handle this kind of behaviour when there are cognitive issues as well?

By LOHENGR1N On 2017.04.20 16:46
For what it's worth I know a couple patients who became violent after agonist's built up in their systems and reasoning with them didn't seem to work. One of my friends took a swing at his wife every time she got within reach. The only thing that worked was readjusting his medication.

By flowers12 On 2017.04.20 17:48
My honey was having a lot of hallucinations during the day and the neurologist told us to cut back his carbi-dopa/levo from 2 1/2 to 2 every 4 hours three times a day. It has made a huge difference, very few if any hallucinations.

By lurkingforacure On 2017.04.20 19:56
I wonder if the Nuplazid we are trying might be responsible...if not, I'm not sure how to cut back on our meds since we already don't move very well, that would result in even less mobility. What a lousy trade-off:(

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.


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