This morning began for me at 7:30 when Alice texted me: Your mother got up at 5:30 screaming for help because she thinks she is being robbed and someone wants to kill her so that they can take her job. Poor Alice, her morning began at 5:30. My poor mother, she is in another reality!
So I immediately got online and began researching reasons why dementia patients scream and wail. I read four articles for which I will post the links below.
I learned that there are many reasons why dementia patients cry out. It may be that they are in pain, it may be that they are bored, it may be that they are hungry, it may be that they are over tired or over stimulated, it may be that they are frustrated, it may be that they are confused and disoriented, and it may be that they are scared out of their wits and do not understand what is happening to them.