Is anyone taking low dose Lithium and if so , was it difficult to find a Dr who would prescribe it? It’s used to halt the progression of Alzheimers.
Please check a credible medical site online...as a retired mental health nurse I don't think this lithium info is true and taking it could be harmful because of side effects.
I belive, all of the above is true my husband Dr. Psychiatrist knows very little about Alzheimer’s, maybe a drug to keep them calm ❤️🙏
Lithium is a mood stabilizer. Yes, it is used for bipolar disorder. I had a consultation w a Nurse Practioner today recommended a different mood stabilizer Neurontin.
Primary Care are reluctant to prescribe psychotic medications as are many neurologists. Psychiatrists are more experienced w these meds but not necessarily w Alzheimer’s.
Finding physicians and or nurse Practitioners that work specifically w geriatric Alzheimer’s patients is not easy.
Memory Care Skilled Nursing Facilities/units or Hospitals that has a geriatric psych unit. Not easy and narrow field.
Sending good wishes.
I would Check , that medicine is a drug used to control by-polur sysmtons, my husband has major depression before he got sick and they did not use that drug and they tried many drugs, because he was wanting to kill him self, ask a mental health doctor about that drug
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