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How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

My mom has been in declining memory health for years but last year began having vascular strokes, at least 3 in the past year. She’s anxious, no longer able to walk and getting mean. She also has frequent hallucinations as is asking about family that has passed. My brother and I are her caregivers amend are seeing weekly declines. She’s in hospice care and on Seroquel, Alprazolam and they want to start Haldol.

A myALZteam Member said:

I would never suggest that regular meds that we all use for all of our various ailments not be used
It's only the meds prescribed specifically for Alzheimer's that I would suggest greater care… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Haldol

Haldol

Can it be used with thyroid meds

A myALZteam Member said:

I dont know about dementia but I have Tourettes tics (increased when I am tired, anxious, stressed or going through trauma). I was given haloperidol but did not like the tight cramps in the thighs it… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Where Can You Place A Very Combative Person?

Where Can You Place A Very Combative Person?

My husband is very combative when We try to help him. He fights and kicks the home care givers out of the house. Police have been called twice. Dr. put him on haldol but that doesn't seem to stop him when we try to clean him up, or get him dressed or redirect him. But it does keep him at bay when we're not asking something of him. He's in hospital now for his 2nd seizure. Trying to place him but no facility will take him after they read his records. They changed his med's, but he's still… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Has your husband had a brain scan? Has he seen a neurologist?

posted over 3 years ago

Anyone Have Experience With Haldol? And How Do I Tell If He Is Agitated Or Just "active"?

Anyone Have Experience With Haldol? And How Do I Tell If He Is Agitated Or Just "active"?

We started Dad on low does at night to help him not fall out of bed, and to get a better night's sleep, with less agitation. Seems to have worked great.

During the day, Dad gets into periods where he counts and moves his arms, hands and maybe even his legs some (wheelchair bound). Hospice at the AL center suggested that this is a sign of agitation and they recommend more Haldol. I don't want him agitated, but I also don't want to just add pills to keep him somewhat sedated. I feel like his… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Mom only gets this in extremely agitated condition. She is on Trazedone on a regular basis and that seems to keep her on a more even keel,she doesn't seem drugged.

posted almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions On Making Sure My Husband Makes It To The Bathroom...he Can't Seem To Find It Anymore 😞

Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions On Making Sure My Husband Makes It To The Bathroom...he Can't Seem To Find It Anymore 😞

Whenever h has to go he always heads to the back door, which is the opposite direction of the bathrooms. He was with the caregiver today and she told me that he couldn't find it. I am afraid that if this happens through the night, who knows where he will follow!! ☹️

A myALZteam Member said:

Sorry to hear you lost your husband a year ago. It’s hard to track all the dates on the site.
I trust you are recovering and moving forward.🙏🏻

posted 19 days ago

Success With Medications For Managing Agitation And Delusions?

Success With Medications For Managing Agitation And Delusions?

My father is agitated almost constantly without medications. Or else he in tears. It's horrible. The doctor had him try Seroquel, which worked, but the side effects were terrible (tremors, wobbliness, inability to stay awake). He tried Haldol, without too much success. Now they have him talking Lorazepam frequently, and it's just not working. We just want him to be comfortable and not feel terrible all the time. What has worked for your loved one in this situation? Thank you.

A myALZteam Member said:

Taking care of someone you love is a balancing act for sure. Hope thinks work out.

posted about 1 year ago

Self Denial

Self Denial

No matter how many times she’s been told by numerous doctors about her dementia she is still in denial. She says things like “I think they’ve made a mistake”

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has vascular parkinsons and dementia, and I have never told him because he wouldn't understand anyway! So why risk upsetting him
We just plod on, dealing with each situation as it… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Taking Memory Care Resident Out For The Day

Taking Memory Care Resident Out For The Day

My husband went into memory care three weeks ago and seems to be adjusting quite well. But, of course, he is always happy to see me and, when he does, he often asks about coming home and/or asks me how I got there to see him. In other words, do I have a car?

I’m pretty sure it’s too early to bring him home for a visit and maybe I should never do that, at least not until I sell our 2800 sq Ft house and get a small patio home, condo, or apartment for myself. Something that he definitely won’t… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

It is a difficult decision but eventually most of us face it. Barry is on a waiting list for Memory Care and I should be getting the VA papers to sign for 16hr/wk home care. He hasn't bathed or… read more

posted 6 months ago

Alzheimers And No Long Term Memory

Alzheimers And No Long Term Memory

Many articles discuss short term memory loss but nothing about long term memory loss. My mother does not recall any memories. It's not only surprising but very difficult to converse with her about any subjects since her sort term memory is poor and she has no recall of memories from the past
I show her recent photo's of her great grand children which she loves to see and she seems happy and says how cute they are. We have tried looking at old photo's and she asks who these people are including… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband used to tell stories from long ago. Now he forgets parts and forgot that our daughter has stepsons. His short term memory is bad too. So sad

posted 5 months ago

Two Questions. Do You Tell Your Loved One They Have Alzheimers? And Do You Go To THEIR Psychiatrist To Ask Questions?

Two Questions. Do You Tell Your Loved One They Have Alzheimers? And Do You Go To THEIR Psychiatrist To Ask Questions?

I am trying to figure out how to help my mother-in-law who has been with us 2 months.

I need an official diagnosis but would like more details on caregiving and what level she's at, and whether certain meds are affecting her paranoia. Need advice on psychiatric meds, etc. So do I go to appointments using HER insurance? Or go to my own psychiatrist and ask questions about her? (I don't actually have one) How do you manage these things?

And I'm afraid to say to her "you have Alzheimers so I need… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Our experience with neurologists have not been good. Their bedside manner is not good. One thing I realized too, is that you don't want the Dr. talking directly to your list in front of the patient… read more

posted about 1 month ago