About a month ago we dropped "Namenda" from my wife's list of meds. I'm not sure if the recent changes in behavior is related or if it is the progression of the horrible disease. But there has been a notable change in aggression and emotional out bursts... the last two nights she has gotten up at 3-4 am and ranted and raved till noon... nothing seemed to distract or sooth . She "hates everyone" and thinks no one cares about her.
I can't go on like this.. I am physically exhausted and emotionally depleted, chest pains shortly after it all started this morning and still have to work 5 days a week. I've notified the kids that I've got to do something... but have no idea how to pay for it. She doesn't qualify for SS, Disability etc. I've got to contact the Dr. tomorrow to see if we need to begin the Namenda again or what needs to happen.
The thought of placing her in a "lock-down unit" hurts me more than I can express... but I may have to endure that in order to secure some rest for both of us.
Edited November 18, 2012 at 7:16 am