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Published February 09, 2013, 11:35 PM

Minding Our Elders: Dementia aggression difficult to control

DEAR CAROL: My 79-year-old mother is on medication for aggression due to her dementia, but she still has periodic violent outbursts where she kicks and hits me. Her psychiatrist has tried several drugs in small doses to avoid side effects, but most of them leave her sleepy and have had little positive effect.

By: Carol Bradley Bursack, INFORUM

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