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Has Anyone Read “The End Of Alzheimer’s” By Dr. Dale E Bredesen?

Has Anyone Read “The End Of Alzheimer’s” By Dr. Dale E Bredesen?

Anyone tried the protocol or know anyone that has?

A myALZteam Member said:

You admit not reading the book yet you criticize his findings, how ignorant and foolish of you.

posted 8 months ago

Advice On Violent Behavior And Cbh

Advice On Violent Behavior And Cbh

my husband has been diagnosed with alzheimers. he's been violent and has been in and out of hospitals and homes and is now settled somewhere else. he seems to have outbursts that last around an hour - where he comes out with the most hurtful and offensive things. i understand it's the disease however nothing seems to calm him down. he's on seroquel and another medication. he's been on a few others also but the doctors took him off some of them. i wanted to know if a cbd or hemp oil may help. i… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I have heard cbd oil works good for lifting the mood and calming the mood. I spoke with someone knowledgeable at the cbd store. I am sure you know CBD isn't THC.

posted 6 months ago

Skin Has Small Dry Patches, Scaling

Skin Has Small Dry Patches, Scaling

My husband has these small white patches of dry skin on his body. They seem to have just appeared. Going to doctor in 2 days for checkup on dementia

A myALZteam Member said:

Drives me nuts too!! At least he doesn’t do it while he is eating! 🥴

posted about 2 months ago

Aricept

Aricept

My husband refuses to identify with his diagnosis of MCI. Went one time to the neurologist completed the neuropsych testing and now he refuses to go back. I was hoping he would go on aricept. My neurologist says all that we can do is send him to his family doctor. Family doctor said he would see him but we couldn’t expect him to take the medication. How knowledgeable just the family doctor need to be in prescribing?

A myALZteam Member said:

Good RX is very inexpensive at times!

posted about 2 months ago

Medication

Medication

My mom, has took pills for years. Now, its getting to the point where she really don't know how to swallow them. She tries to chew them up, and if you give her water. She puts them in water. I'm having a really hard time with this. She don't like taking them, but i know she needs them. Any ideas?

A myALZteam Member said:

Ask the doctor or pharmacist if it comes in liquid form. Mom does not like to swallow pills. Most medications and Tylenol come in liquid form.😁

posted 9 months ago

Mom's Obsession With Dolls

Mom's Obsession With Dolls

Hello everyone. My mother is in her mid to later stage of Alzheimer’s. She has 2 doll babies that she is considering as her own children. While they do provide her comfort, she is getting more and more obsessed with them. She always wants to know where they are if she has left them in another room. Lately I've become concerned because she started "feeding" them applesauce. I had to wash the dried applesauce off their faces the other day. She worries that they are not drinking or making any… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I really appreciate everyone's inputs and advice. These have opened my eyes to behaviors I'm not aware of
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to make an individual response to someone who has… read more

posted 3 months ago

Could Someone Give Me Any Idea Of Adverse Side Effects Their Loved One Has Experienced From Taking Aricept?

Could Someone Give Me Any Idea Of Adverse Side Effects Their Loved One Has Experienced From Taking Aricept?

My husband’s new neurologist put him on a starting 5 mg dose of Aricept. He hasn’t taken it yet because he also prescribed an extra dose of Seroquel in the morning and I wanted to see how that affected him first. He has used the Exelon patch in the past but started to not let me put it in him so I had to stop. Thanks in advance for your help.

A myALZteam Member said:

Arceipt made me Sick. Exelon is similar to Arceipt. I have had NO SIDE AFFECTS FROM EXELON AND HAVE TAKEN IT SINCE 2007. I take 4.5 mg twice daily , plus Namenda 10 mg twice daitly , plus Folate and… read more

posted 5 months ago

CBD And Low Dose Lithium

CBD And Low Dose Lithium

We still have not been able to see the 'memory care' team, and won't until mid November, and still don't have a formal diagnosis, just test results. I have been researching on my own, I have seen articles about using CBD and sometimes including THC and also low dose lithium which seems to have some ability to work on plaques and tau. Anyone have any experience with this. The most severe damage for my husband indicates that there may be a propensity to outbursts and violent behavior as this… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you, our son just brought us some, and I may need them more than him-haha!! But it's nice to have another tool in the box.

posted 7 months ago

How To Get My Loved One On ALZ Medication?

How To Get My Loved One On ALZ Medication?

Hello - My 88 year old Mother suffers from
Late Stage Alzheimer’s BUT she will tell everyone that “nothing is wrong” with her and she gets extremely ANNOYED if anyone suggests she might have Alzheimer’s (it’s clear she does.). I was not even aware there are ALZ medications until I found this group!

My question is: How do I get my Mother to take Alzheimer’s medication which would help her WITHOUT telling her the purpose of the Doctor’s visit? Also what type of Doctor should we see? She only has… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Our primary doctor originally prescribed my husband's meds - Memantine and Donepezil. He took them for two years before seeing a specialist - a Neuropsychologist. That doctor agreed with both drugs… read more

posted about 1 year ago

In Home Psychiatric Care

In Home Psychiatric Care

Yesterday my husbands doctors office called and told me his doctor wanted me to call my husbands insurance company and request in home psychiatric care. Apparently I have to call myself and initiate the request. Does anyone have experience with psychiatric care visits and did you find them useful?

A myALZteam Member said:

Eva, my husband also displayed inappropriate touching of women after being in Memory Care, was also most agitated and uncooperative- they put him on Dekapote which helps mania and his behavior has… read more

posted about 1 month ago