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Trazadone

Trazadone

My mother is in a memory care facility and has continuously continuously gotten urinary tract infections.. She is very mean when she is on them. But today when we went to take her to the urologist we found out she did not have one, but she was very angry and anxious and it took us an hour to get her out of the home and get her to the doctor. They told us that she even hits them when they try and get her to take a shower. It's very difficult to see her so anxious and agitated. It makes us sad… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I take melatonin to sleep

posted 2 months ago

Sundowning

Sundowning

tylenol and sundowning does it work?

A myALZteam Member said:

The doctor has approved melatonin but only when hubby has trouble falling asleep.

posted about 1 month 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 a… 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 facility to protect someone. Amusing at first, but… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Hello. Have Any Of You Given Your Loved Ones Advil PM Before Bed Time To Help Them Sleep? If So, How Do You Find It Works For Them?

Hello. Have Any Of You Given Your Loved Ones Advil PM Before Bed Time To Help Them Sleep? If So, How Do You Find It Works For Them?

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom was taking Advil PM and the doctor took her off of it. It increases the possibility of falls and can do damage to organs if taken regularly. We now use Trazodone (100 mg) before bed. Works… read more

posted 9 months ago

Help With Sleeping

Help With Sleeping

My mom is 74, diagnosed with Alzheimer's 4 years ago. Her symptoms are markedly worse when she isn't sleeping well and when her stress level is high. Sleep seems to be a constant problem for her. Her doctor prescribed a very small dose of Quetiapine 3 nights a week, but I feel like the medication might be making her confusion worse, and she seems to hallucinate sometimes, especially during the night, and I wonder if that is also caused by the Quetiapine.

Has anyone had a doctor recommend a… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband does well with melatonin and trazadone.

posted 12 months ago

Twilight Confusion

Twilight Confusion

My husband was diagnosed 4 years ago and just before Christmas he has become increasingly confused and agitated as the daylight fades. Endlessly asking when he is going home etc etc. What is the best way to help him out and handle this please, Sue Arden

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband wants to be in bed around 6 oclock...I give him his Alz meds along with 2 aleve p.m..... he wants me to go to bed too so I go and watch TV and he is out like a light and sleeps all night..I… read more

posted 3 months ago

Ambien

Ambien

My father has been prescribed Ambien for his active wakeful nights. He walks around the house and keeps the family up asking questions. The Ambien only seems to work a few short three hours. I fear this drug is just inappropriate for someone who wakes in a state of confusion and only seems to cause more confusion after a 3 to 4 hour power nap. Anyone else?

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom has Alzheimer's and we had to have her put on something to sleep, but doctor put her on a Antidepressant and at first it helped alot but now she sleeps maybe 5 hours and she is getting up to… read more

posted almost 3 years 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 strength and I… 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 almost 2 years ago

Sleeping In

Sleeping In

Is it best to let my mam wake in morning on her own or better yo wake them
I have been letting her lie in ..my brother tends to wake her with her breakfast ..personally i think this knocks her back ...

A myALZteam Member said:

Agree

posted 2 months ago

Does Aricept And Namenda Work For Dementia?

Does Aricept And Namenda Work For Dementia?

Husband has been on it for years and his decline is noticeable, does it work

A myALZteam Member said:

I find that exercise and a consistent routine keep thing calm with my husband. He is early stage and is well aware of the situation because both his dad and sister had Alzheimers. We both laugh when… read more

posted 10 months ago