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Namenda

Namenda

We are thinking of stopping this medicine as dad is getting worse. He broke down today, and has been so upset he's shattered. He is taking zolpidem as well to help him sleep @ night which is working so we will keep him on that. It"seems as though dad knows there's something wrong. This is the most horrendous cruelist illness ever.

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A myALZteam Member said:

They wouldn't put jim on med. because the doctor said it lower your blood pressure and jim pressure is always low. Jim also have a j pouch. taking care… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
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changing medications

changing medications

Have any of you seen more anxiety when adding namenda to medication? My husband is much more agitated since it was added. Thanks for your help.

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A myALZteam Member said:

I'm praying for your dad!

posted over 1 year ago
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My husband is so confused in the morning

My husband is so confused in the morning

My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, early dementia, but is so confused and tired in the morning. He perks up around noon after lunch and by evening is doing "well". In the morning he may ask "what's happening to me?" or say he feels lost. I guess since he's diagnosed as "early dementia", then I'm confused with these symptoms. He has been taking Aricept and Namenda.

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A myALZteam Member said:

Dr. Bredesen uses a protocol of good sleep, exercise, dietary changes, supplements, etc. specific to each patient. He claims to have reversed dementia… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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My mother-in-law needs to go into LTC but the waiting lists are at least 12-18 months long. Is there any way to speed this up?

My mother-in-law needs to go into LTC but the waiting lists are at least 12-18 months long. Is there any way to speed this up?

We have been caring for my mother-in-law for 5 years in our home. My husband and I both specialized in dementia/AD care when we were CNA's. It has gotten to the point that we have gotten a LifeLine transmitter band for her and have had to put alarms on our doors in case she tries to sneak out in the middle of the night. She knows we are family, but often cannot remember our names. We have… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

I know it's not good to move AZ patients too much but have her admitted to a geriatric psych unit to adjust her medications. This helped my Dad a lot,… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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My Mother is probably between stages 5 and 6 in her journey. Lately she is so scared and cries easily. Help anyone?

My Mother is probably between stages 5 and 6 in her journey. Lately she is so scared and cries easily. Help anyone?

She already takes Seroquel and Namenda in the early evening.

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A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, @A myALZteam Member, physical touch is good but then one time she told me to stop "petting her, she was NOT a dog!". That one made me laugh for… read more

posted almost 3 years ago
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My husband's insurance no longer covers Namenda XR. I think that since he has been on it for 6 years, we should just quit it.

My husband's insurance no longer covers Namenda XR. I think that since he has been on it for 6 years, we should just quit it.

His dementia continues to advance. So why keep taking it, especially now since it is costing 5 times as much?

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A myALZteam Member said:

The insurance now pays for the generic Namendra XR or memantine. We have been discussing about continuing to take this drug when the dementia continues… read more

posted 2 months ago
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Namenda

Namenda

I have to take my 82-year-old Mum back to the doctor next week for the three-month evaluation of Memantine effects (positive or negative). She has no apparent negative side effects, but nor can I see any positive benefit and it is expensive for her. Since it is only supposed to slow progress of the disease, how is one supposed to measure positive effects? I can't notice any visible difference in Mum's memory loss, but cognitive functioning seems about the same.....Does anyone have experience in… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

We plan to take my Mother-In-Law off of this when she runs out. She has been on it about 3 years. She ran out for about 10 days & we saw no… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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Husband's twitching and shaking.

Husband's twitching and shaking.

My husband is 77 and is taking Aricept, Namenda, Risperidone and Depokote Sps. About once a month he will have 24-36 hours of constant tremors, shaking, twitching. The first time it happened I took him to the ER where he had a CAT scan, CAT scan with contrast and ECG. Everything was normal. He looked like someone with CPalsy and could not sit up, use his arms or hands and jaw kept opening and closing with a clicking sound. He became so agitated with hitting nurses, etc. he had to… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Has anyone checked for an UTI. My husband had an undetected on and had to be restrained. 8 days in hospital to get it under control and now he’s a… read more

posted 9 months ago
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Good morning to all the loving caregivers! Has anyone had medical marijuana prescribed to their loved one who is battling this disease?

Good morning to all the loving caregivers! Has anyone had medical marijuana prescribed to their loved one who is battling this disease?

I am asking this question because my mom has very extreme anxiety, depression, and paronia. She has been on Airicept, Namenda, different antidepressants, Seroquel. Nothing is working to help ease any of these horrific symptoms. She is in a nursing home. She has been for the last 5 months. Mom can not live alone and she tried living with one of my sisters. Mom's extreme paronia,… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

I have been on cbd or over 6 months now and have seen a terrific improvement in Anxiety, Mood, Sleep, depression, and I think I could add weight loss of… read more

posted 9 months ago
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