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Top 9 Search Results for "Ambien"

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I Need Ideas On How To Keep Moms Depends On Her.

I Need Ideas On How To Keep Moms Depends On Her.

She cheerfully will wear Depends, but will pull them down and go to the bathroom anywhere. I thought of something like suspenders that would slow her down and give me time to get to her before she goes. I get up several times a night to take her to the bathroom and watch her like a hawk during the day, but she is so quick to pull them down I don't know what to do. I am so tired of cleaning it up and washing all her bedding and my nerves are bad from continually being on guard. She is a healthy… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Just an update to that post 6 months ago. I now put a swimsuit over her depends under the pajamas and tie it to her bra. We now have a month of dry floors. She is like Hodini at times and gets out of… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Ambien

Ambien

A myALZteam Member said:

As an old retired nurse I can attest to the fact that drugs do react differently in different people and what works for one will n o t work for the next person! Can become a process of elimination… read more

posted 5 months ago

Ambien

Ambien

My father has been prescribed Ambien for his active wakeful nights. He walks around the house and keeps the family up asking questions. The Ambien only seems to work a few short three hours. I fear this drug is just inappropriate for someone who wakes in a state of confusion and only seems to cause more confusion after a 3 to 4 hour power nap. Anyone else?

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom has Alzheimer's and we had to have her put on something to sleep, but doctor put her on a Antidepressant and at first it helped alot but now she sleeps maybe 5 hours and she is getting up to… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Ambien

Ambien

My dad has been taking zolpidem for about a week. How long can he take this ?

A myALZteam Member said:

You would think so. I remember asking the doctor for something for dad when we were up 24/7 with him and they said they couldn't, as soon as he went into hospital they gave him medication

posted about 5 years ago

Hello. Have Any Of You Given Your Loved Ones Advil PM Before Bed Time To Help Them Sleep? If So, How Do You Find It Works For Them?

Hello. Have Any Of You Given Your Loved Ones Advil PM Before Bed Time To Help Them Sleep? If So, How Do You Find It Works For Them?

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom was taking Advil PM and the doctor took her off of it. It increases the possibility of falls and can do damage to organs if taken regularly. We now use Trazodone (100 mg) before bed. Works… read more

posted 9 months ago

Twilight Confusion

Twilight Confusion

My husband was diagnosed 4 years ago and just before Christmas he has become increasingly confused and agitated as the daylight fades. Endlessly asking when he is going home etc etc. What is the best way to help him out and handle this please, Sue Arden

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband wants to be in bed around 6 oclock...I give him his Alz meds along with 2 aleve p.m..... he wants me to go to bed too so I go and watch TV and he is out like a light and sleeps all night..I… read more

posted 3 months ago

Dementia And The Television

Dementia And The Television

we are not able to watch the TV in the afternoon and evenings as mum sees what is on as real life and happening in our home and she gets very agitated and aggressive.
Does anyone else experience anything like this.

A myALZteam Member said:

It is wonderful how you followed your mom’s needs as they change! God’s Love and Peace be with you both. ♥️

posted about 1 year ago

How To Handle Family Conflict During The Holidays

How To Handle Family Conflict During The Holidays

My brother and his family have distanced themselves after mom's diagnosis. My mom lives with our family and are the primary caregivers. My other brother provides supports by taking care of mom on the weekends. The emotional support we provide each is invaluable
I sent my brother and his family a Christmas card telling them I love them and received no response. After my children go to bed, I cry from depression. Christmas is a time for preace and joy, not these feelings of sadness. What is the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I’m sorry. This sounds rough. Rebekah and Steve are my friends on here and their wisdom is always invaluable. They’re right.

I have two clueless brothers (good guys, otherwise) who live in other… read more

posted over 1 year ago

My Husband Becomes Violent And Hate Filled How Do I Help Him And Stay Safe

My Husband Becomes Violent And Hate Filled How Do I Help Him And Stay Safe

He had a bad childhood with a mother who cheated on his father in front of him and left him and 5 brothers to raise themselves. He is always accusing me having boyfriends has hallucinations of me cheating even though I haven't left the house. Can flip like a switch wishing me dead and usually I just get out of the house because can't calm him down. He doesn't sleep long stretches and has awakened me with accusations and grabbing. He hasn't punched me but has kicked, put hands around throat… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member!!GET MEDS QUICKLY!!!You can not be placed in danger!!! There are meds out there that can help with this aggression!!Tay date!! Prayers and HUGS!!😇😇😇

posted over 5 years ago