Jul 14, 2015 - 02:06 PM
As a former director of assisted living, specializing in memory care, it might behoove you to talk to the former facility to see if/what his triggers may have been. Was this a one time, first time incident? Did they have a fire drill that day that may have set him on edge? Maybe they had a dinner he didn't like and was therefore hungry. While none of that excuses physical aggression I often found that a trigger was in fact in place. I used to direct my staff if a resident woke in the middle of the night to prompt them with a glass of milk, a snack, a visit to the toilet as well as ask questions to ensure they weren't in any pain (a headache, etc), these can often be triggers for a physical outbreak that was otherwise non-existent or relatively rare.
Hopefully your physician can talk you through his medications and maybe there is a different dose or type to try if in fact you aren't able to pinpoint any triggers.