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What can I do when my mother who has dementia becomes verbally combative and or paranoid?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: See specialist

Or get training through a local support group.
If moderate or severe may need medicine to prevent acting on paranoia.

In brief: See specialist

Or get training through a local support group.
If moderate or severe may need medicine to prevent acting on paranoia.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tough problem

Redirection.
De-escalation. Environmental change. Soothing objects and sounds. Talk to your doc about reducing meds / pain or depression which could be contributing. As a last resort low doses of some meds can help.

In brief: Tough problem

Redirection.
De-escalation. Environmental change. Soothing objects and sounds. Talk to your doc about reducing meds / pain or depression which could be contributing. As a last resort low doses of some meds can help.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Dementia

Last resort is low dose psychotropic meds.
With low side-effect profiles and used only prn.

In brief: Dementia

Last resort is low dose psychotropic meds.
With low side-effect profiles and used only prn.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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