*Hugs* to everyone....It is a hard thing to go through. My grandma (92) just got moved into a "Retirement Home" (Different than a nursing home) She has dementia also. She lived alone on a huge farm, and started to hear voices, kids etc....Upstairs (where nobody ever goes) she was calling 911 fairly often, to have to police go up and get the "kids" out. It got to the point where she called 911, 12 times in 24 hours, to have the police come and check the upstairs for her. The pilice took custody of her that time, and told us we either put her somewhere to get the help she needed, or they would give custody of her to the state & they would decide where she went.... She was also seeing a white bull, over in the barn. She started cooking dinner for ppl, whom she thought were in her house, but in reality was only her there.
Anyhow, we got her moved into a really nice place (after being evaluated at a psych ward for a week etc....) put her on new meds for the progress of dementia etc. She is still a little upset with us for, as she says "Tossing her out of her home" but she seems to be adjusting somewhat anyhow. I dunno, she is still "with it" in the head, andou 95% of the time, will carry on conversations, remembers a whole lot about pretty much everything, but slips sometimes.
I work in a nursing home. We have the dementia/altzhimers floor, which I wanted to comment on, as far as the aggression etc.
Some of the ppl we care for are still very loving, sweet, quiet, but we have a few who are physically and verbally abusive on a daily basis. So Im not sure how that goes, as far as maybe it affecting certain ppl differently than others.
Either way, it is such a hard thing to deal with....
I do find it extremely interesting, how they revert back to the younger days. Sometimes I think I would love to be in their minds for just a few minutes, to see what they see.