My husband was only on Donepezil and Memantine for the first two doses in March and had no problems at all. But I worry that the antipsychotic could have an interaction. Anyone here have experience with this? The pharmacist said no problem, one doctor said no, and the other said vaccine was too new to know,
I just started taking 5mg 6 weeks ago without any side effects
Doctor just prescribed moving up to 10mg for the next 6 weeks
That’s a good thing i presume
Husband was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia almost 5 yrs ago in November, he had a stroke 9 yrs ago & in the last 6 months he is in Total denial, everyday he tells he doesn’t have dementia! Don’t know what to do! He wants to drive so bad but all his drs told him after his stroke not to drive,Everyday he talks about it over & over.
Every time I’m looking for something it’s seldom where it should be so I spend, and/or she spends a good deal of time looking for it. Especially kitchen items that have been in the same place for years. When I’m tired (most of the time) it gets pretty frustrating. I keep asking God for patience.
Have not seen her….son/DIL have…
Question my efforts going forward ?
My mom is on hospice. I get 5 days respite care. I have made plans for her to go to the nursing home for 5 days. The guilt is overwhelming. Hospice promised one if their staff will be there every day. They approve of the nursing home and actually made arrangements for me. I don't have help, it's just me so I have never let anyone else care for her. I keep being told it will be as good for her as it will be for me. She's late stage 6 does not recognize surroundings and does not know people so I… read more
My husband has lost about 85 pounds since his significant dementia started about a year and a half ago. He had lifetime terrible eating habits despite my always making a balanced dinner, and often providing a balanced lunch to take to work I did take away quite a bit of the sugary things he was eating and soda, (at least a 6 pack a day while away from the house) but i have also read that AD can cause weight loss. We are awaiting the formal AD diagnosis, and he has severe damage in one part of… read more
My almost-89 year old mother has never liked to be home alone, and now she has dementia. She gets very nervous and upset if I just leave the room. Is this common with Alzheimer’s?
My husband has been withdrawn and easily agitated. His first neuropsych testing results (couple of years ago) suggested we should consider checking into what appeared to be depression as well as EOAD. He didn’t have any interest in addressing the depression probably because he needed to process his tentative AD diagnosis. Fast forward to 6 weeks ago when we visited his geriatric psychiatrist. Long story short, the doctor prescribed Escitalopram 10mg which has been amazing. My husband is happy… read more
Hello, I am new to this site. I really feel for all who are going through this. I am trying to see if anyone has had a similar experience and might have some knowledge that can help. My friend who is in her late 70s -has severe cognitive decline. It happened over the course of this last year. She also has significant other physical health issues. However, there have been about 5 times this year that she has had to go to the hospital for kidney, heart, and hip. Every time she has gone to the… read more
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