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Starting Trazadone

Starting Trazadone

Mom has just been prescribed Trazadone for both sleep and paranoia. At what time in the evening is the best time to give. Also, how drowsy does this med make them? Will she now be able to sleep through the night? Do I have to worry about her having accidents in bed, although she hasn‘t had those problems yet. She also broke her ankle last week and had to put a cast on because she wouldn’t leave on her orthopedic boot. I worry so much about her getting up in the middle of the night and falling… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Install locks that require a key on both sides put the keys in a designated place for other family members might make copies

posted 3 months ago

Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

Mom unusually woke this morning with extreme tiredness and confusion. As a reminder from an earlier post, mom broke her ankle and was placed in a cast this week, she is using a walker. She got up to use the restroom and I could hearing her mumbling about not having any toilet paper when there was actually plenty there. I went to check on her and she had fallen asleep with her head resting on her knees. It took strength to get her back in an upright position. She had very little… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

A physical therapist can show you ways to move your mom that will be a lot easier talk to young mom's doc insurance will pay for a few visits it

posted 3 months ago

Medication For Depression

Medication For Depression

Just thought I'd let you all know that my husband was getting very depressed as his alzheimers is worsening. He was even saying he wanted to die and he's had enough of this world. His appetite had hit ground zero and he's very underweight anyway so that was a big concern. The doc got him on to citalopram 20mg once a day. Brilliant!!!! after a couple of weeks a huge change.... hes happy every day now and that makes the alzheimers much more managable. I totally recommend it. He's getting… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother had good results for a few months but has now become extremely paranoid. She believes she is a government agent in the assisted living… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Seroquel Is For Sleeping Right ? Not During The Day

Seroquel Is For Sleeping Right ? Not During The Day

should a Alzheimers person take this during the day ? and still be able to stay awake & alert ..... i dont think but what is the answer please

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother was on Seroquel day and night as it was a backup for the dementia medicines that eventually did not help anymore. She was less agitated.

posted over 3 years ago

What Support Is Available Overnight ?

What Support Is Available Overnight ?

My partners Mum has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's but calls her most nights in the early hours and is confused as to what time it is or what day it is - is there any support for this during the night ?

A myALZteam Member said:

You need to talk with your physician about meds for night time to assist with sleep. Tight now my mom is using Serriqill and trazadone to help go to… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

My Mom Is Having A Hard Time Sleeping At Night!!

My Mom Is Having A Hard Time Sleeping At Night!!

My Mom doesn't stay asleep at night. She is awake more than she is asleep....she seems content to stay in bed, but I never know when she may decide to get up and start wandering. Then she wants to sleep the next day, won't eat, doesn't want to dress and is very hateful!! I try not to let her sleep the next day, except for short naps here and there....but that makes her harder to get along with!! Is anyone else having this same problem? Any ideas on what I might be… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Going thru the same thing nods in n out all day ! Now only sleep in recliner not bed from room to living room recliner!When I say something curses me… read more

posted 8 months ago

How To Deal With My Mom Sleeping ALL Day?

How To Deal With My Mom Sleeping ALL Day?

Uncertain how to deal with this new phase in this uncharted journey! Mom sleeping ALL day, consequently not eating breakfast-lunch-dinner. She gets nasty and abusive I when awoken......
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

A myALZteam Member said:

...that or she just wants to sleep and may be depressed - I would let her sleep, as long as there is no other symptoms of illness.

posted about 4 years ago

In Your Experience, What Are The Pros And Cons Of Administering Sleeping Medication For Loved One With Alzheimers?

In Your Experience, What Are The Pros And Cons Of Administering Sleeping Medication For Loved One With Alzheimers?

We're already giving my mom Melatonin 10 mg, Prazosin 4 mg for blood pressure (has a known sedative effect), and Mirtazapine 15 mg.

A myALZteam Member said:

my husband takes melatonin and tryptophan, it works fairly well and has no side effects

posted almost 2 years ago

My Mom Is Always Asking To Go To Her House When She Is Alreadyat Home How Do I Explain To Her She Already At Home?

My Mom Is Always Asking To Go To Her House When She Is Alreadyat Home How Do I Explain To Her She Already At Home?

She has even start to pack up her clothes and waiting for me to take her home

A myALZteam Member said:

My mum has been doing this for months now, before she couldn't be left alone she took a bag everywhere, as soon as I got in I would automatically put it… read more

posted about 3 years ago

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:

I order mine from Amazon. You can also purchase it at Medical Marijuana shops. It is legal here in California so it is easy to purchase not so in other… read more

posted almost 2 years ago