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What Can I Do To Manage Sundowning And His Inabiity To Sleep? I Have Given Him Ativan 1mg.

What Can I Do To Manage Sundowning And His Inabiity To Sleep? I Have Given Him Ativan 1mg.

Help me please! I must get an answer to how to get him to sleep and which medication is best.

A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Cynthia, I hope to find you well. I have taken him to our dr just to make sure that meds are o.k. He repeated the Stilnox mr and the Urbanol but took him off the Ativan as it makes patients depressed. We DON'T need that!. He can even have urbanol during the day if needed. I only give it to him at 8, go to bed, read to him and then after 15 minutes give him the Stilnox. I put him to bed after about 20 minutes, tuck him in, lights out, and that's it! He sleeps like a baby.

posted about 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you Samuel. For now I have him under control with a strict routine. Urbanol for his panic attacks and stilnox mr at bedtime. Works wonders. No stimulation after 8 and off to bed son thereafter.

posted almost 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

So happy to hear it is working for you!

posted about 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Johann is still doing soo well and we are all coping very well. We are blessed.

posted about 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Note that Ativan has a 4 month point max where it stops working. Now that my husband is on other meds I use for severe agitation.

posted about 6 years ago
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