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Medication To Help Alzheimers Patients Relax

Medication To Help Alzheimers Patients Relax

My husband has early onset alzheimers and takes 2 citalopram a day to help depression. His dementia is quite bad now and he has no ability to reason or hold information and for these reasons can't take any advice. My problem is that he is still so physically able that he is starting to do things that are dangerous. I have to have eyes in the back of my head and even then I'm often not quick enough. We are back and forth to the doctor with cut fingers because he is… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Lynn, Cotalopram already has a sedating effect and if he’s on two per day, then I would think adding anything else could become dangerous (falls etc). I would most definitiely have a discussion with his specialist (not necessarily the primary care physician).

posted about 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Lynn, I have no advice on meds, but gosh, I wish I could give you some real hugs fir all you are going through! And maybe a foot massage for all the running you must be doing! Good luck, and let us know what you find out!

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has been given Trazadone to help keep him calmer . It seems to help.

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Lynn, I’m so sorry - you sound as though you are truly exhausted. Have you spoken to he doctor about this behavior? Maybe the doctor can prescribe Lorazepam to relax him. This is something that may help with the constant figiting that he is doing as it will relax him. You are in my prayers ...... things may not get better but our reactions towards them seem to adjust. Many hugs to you!!!!!!

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My H is also on Citalopram 40 mg once a day as well as Wellbutrin and Seroquel (low dose for aggression). We have added CBD Oil twice a day to help with the aggression and it seems to be helping. Unfortunately what works for one doesn’t work for another. The oil is natural and has less side effects. Good luck to you.

posted about 2 years ago
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