My main problem is my mother's delusions and how to handle them. There seems to be no reasoning with her, her mind is made up that things are the way she seems them. The things she believes are terribly hurtful, especially for my father. He can't understand why his wife of 54 years suddenly is accusing him of infidelity and abandonment. His walking is impaired. I am the caregiver and live with them. When I try to intercede she turns on me. She is not like this all the time, most days she is alright, just not the woman she was. But when the moods strike her they strike hard. The doctor recommended Seroquel and it works wonders. She takes a whole one in the morning and half at night. But it does not stop the moods just their severity. There were times before the medicine that I was afraid she would become physical. She also fights me on taking her medication and, when I tell her she must keep taking it she wants to know why. I tell her that she has a problem with her short-term memory and the medicine is a preventative. The answer always illicits anger. I would be grateful if anyone else who has been through this would tell me how they cope. Thank you.
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