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How can dementia along with hallucinations and panic attacks be treated?

My 87 year old mother-in-law has dementia and has started having hallucinations that are getting more upsetting. We are planning to move her to memory care unit from independent living. She has been to her primary care and we are waiting for Feb. 5 geriatric psych appointment. She appears to have anxiety attack now because she can t do what the people she sees want her to do. Suggestions on how to help until Feb. 5. Her primary was reluctant to prescribe anxiety med until psych visit.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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dear caregiver
dementia with hallucinations can be underlying organic etiology
And dementia can be comorbid with anxiety and depressive disorders
careful interview by psychiatrist is needed. Successful treatment of behavioural issues with dementia by medications is available
Regards
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