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Insomnia

Insomnia

My mother will not sleep. The medications is not helping.
She keeps getting up falling. Please any answers

A myALZteam Member said:

I give my husband 25 mg of quetiapine and 5 mg of Melatonin. He sleeps until I wake him up the next morning. Effects of medications vary per patient. I have found that if I give him more quetiapine he becomes agitated. It's a game of trial and error.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Put an alarm on the door including her bedroom.. Also a locksmith can install a "safe" lock that she will be unable to easily open but you can open in case of emergency.

Ypu definitely need your sleep

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mother has ADVANCED Alzheimer's and she takes a low dose of an anti depressent and its not a narcotic so therefore no addiction issues and one 1 mg Xanex. Please know that this does work for her and I am not a Dr so please see one. I will tell u she is only 90 lbs and got up Sunday nite to go to restroom but does that every night and she fell on carpet and broke her hip. So things can happen regardless and I even use a video camera in her room. Hope this helps so u can rest cause believe u me I'm right here with u. Truly the hardest thing I've ever had to do. She is in rehab now but EXTREMELY difficult. So please go to Dr and maybe this will help. Hugs to u my friend!! Hang in there as they need us. 💘

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Mom naps all day and is up all night. 2 of my neighbors said she has rung the doorbell at 2am.feel like I need a lock on the door. I'm not able to sleep because I have no stay up and monitor this

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Trust your doc or nurse practitioner. Be sure its a geriatric dr. They know the cocktail for your loved one, but it needs adjusted per person. Once evened out it should last awhile, but needs readjusted periodically.

posted over 2 years ago
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