My husband was put on this drug. Has anyone had any experience with this for their loved one?
My father went to see his primary(who he has seen for over 50 years). We told him the valium 3xs daily isnt working for my dads anxiety and we need something new. He spent less then 1 minute in the room and prescribed Xanax 2xs daily, and Ativan 1x nightly. Since on the meds(1 week today) he mood s have changed for the better but he is delusional. All he talks about is a lawsuit he won and how we are billionaires.(did not happen though). Every day he starts off by saying reporters will be at his… read more
My mother has been taking quetiapine but it is like taking aspirin for a broken leg to control pain. Is this a stronger or better medicine for extreme agitation
My mother is 89 years old and became severely dimensional about 4 years ago after a fall and a failed hip replacement. She is wheelchair bound and hurt herself several times ( broken ribs, open wounds on her eyebrows and face and bruises all over her body) by getting out of the wheelchair in seconds in her family’s presence to pick up the dirty cups for washing or trying to tidy the room
Her hallucinations and sundownining are very vivid and she lives in constant fear about preparing dinner… read more
She says it doesn’t itch but she has scratched one spot on her head until it’s bald. The dermatologist said there is nothing that needs treated but she can’t leave that spot alone. Now she picks and scratches her face and arms and has visible sores. The neurologist also said there is nothing he can prescribe to help. She does not seem to be anxious. I’m at a loss as to how to get her to stop picking and scratching.
My father was in ER again(2 times in last week), Dr called what he had End stage dementia , and what he was experiencing was Sundowning? (Hallucinations) Anyone have any tips. Is there a actually type of dr that deals with this or dementia
I got a 430 am wake this morning my dad said he wa kidnapped and I needed to call police. I tried to calm him down and reassure him he was ok. Then there was a bang on his door and it was the police, he called 911 before me...They were understanding, but I am… read more
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
My dad has dementia Alzheimer's he becomes very combative at times doesn't sleep at night is a Wanderer Sundowners is terrible we had to place him in care a month ago have been trying different medications he wasn't want anything prior to his placement but everything is so sedating before we couldn't get him to go to sleep and now everything just keeps him sleepy and so out of it what kind of medication are your loved ones on that have them thriving and up during the day and restful at night?