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Risperdal
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My husband was put on this drug. Has anyone had any experience with this for their loved one?

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My mom couldn't take anything for her dementia out was like giving her flu symptoms each dose. This could be why she lasted nearly 20 years from the onset?

Risperdal
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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

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We have been experimenting with meds for 3 years but, started with Risperdal IT worked for a while but, then it did NOTHING!!
Trial and error JUST DON'T GIVE UP!!!😇😇😇

New Meds
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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

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Bless your heart! Yes, everyone should monitor the facilities their loved ones live in! As a retired RN, I see absolutely no reason for your treatment by doc and staff! Just outrageous. I agree on one… read more

How Do I Handle Violent Screaming Meltdowns That Lasts More Than 2 Hours At A Time.
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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

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I have to que down what's on the.. TV I leave the room and night time tylonal

My Mom Is At The Moderate Level Of Alzheimer’s. She Has Started Picking And Scratching At Her Skin.
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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.

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My H. has what his dermatologist calls “Picker Nodules” on his chest and neck. If not scratching he’s rubbing them. He was prescribed a cream. They are shrinking, finally. Every time I catch him, I… read more

Have Any Of You, Who Have Lost Loved Ones With Dementia, Observed Them Having Terminal Restlessness?
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My husband, who is under hospice, has recently become non stop restless and not able to sleep at all. Just previous to this, he was in a cycle of being up 24 hours and then sleeping 24 hours. But now, he’s not sleeping at all.

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That’s good to hear. Now maybe you can get a little rest. The last few weeks before Ernie passed were physically and mentally exhausting. He started refusing food the second day he was in hospice. He… read more

Sundowning/Drs
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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

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I fully agree with NormaDeAnne! The Assisted could try to take his phone at night time only. Then he'll wake home staff 1st to state problem. Not too many Assisted Cares are equipped to deal with… read more

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

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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.

Anyone Using A Psychologist With Dementia Background Over A Neurologist?--
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Seroquel or Risperdal will lower/stop restlessness and hallucinations...maybe ask your pharmacist about these meds if it worries you...lots of folks here may post re success with those meds

Medication
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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?

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Did you find out what meds he was taking that were working?