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Top 10 Search Results for "Zoloft"

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How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

My mom has been in declining memory health for years but last year began having vascular strokes, at least 3 in the past year. She’s anxious, no longer able to walk and getting mean. She also has frequent hallucinations as is asking about family that has passed. My brother and I are her caregivers amend are seeing weekly declines. She’s in hospice care and on Seroquel, Alprazolam and they want to start Haldol.

A myALZteam Member said:

I would never suggest that regular meds that we all use for all of our various ailments not be used
It's only the meds prescribed specifically for Alzheimer's that I would suggest greater care… read more

posted over 2 years ago

6what Can Be Expected From Lo Neurologist At Each Visit?

6what Can Be Expected From Lo Neurologist At Each Visit?

A myALZteam Member said:

That is a good question! My H was diagnosed with MCI (mild cognitive impairment) in 2016. We are in California and go to an HMO, Kaiser. We were referred to Kaiser's Memory Center where he has had… read more

posted 26 days 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

Success With Medications For Managing Agitation And Delusions?

Success With Medications For Managing Agitation And Delusions?

My father is agitated almost constantly without medications. Or else he in tears. It's horrible. The doctor had him try Seroquel, which worked, but the side effects were terrible (tremors, wobbliness, inability to stay awake). He tried Haldol, without too much success. Now they have him talking Lorazepam frequently, and it's just not working. We just want him to be comfortable and not feel terrible all the time. What has worked for your loved one in this situation? Thank you.

A myALZteam Member said:

Taking care of someone you love is a balancing act for sure. Hope thinks work out.

posted about 1 year ago

Any Experience With Antidepressants Making Positive Difference?

Any Experience With Antidepressants Making Positive Difference?

My husband has been withdrawn and easily agitated. His first neuropsych testing results (couple of years ago) suggested we should consider checking into what appeared to be depression as well as EOAD. He didn’t have any interest in addressing the depression probably because he needed to process his tentative AD diagnosis. Fast forward to 6 weeks ago when we visited his geriatric psychiatrist. Long story short, the doctor prescribed Escitalopram 10mg which has been amazing. My husband is happy… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has been on Escitalopram 20 mg for about a year. He didn't have agitation or bursts of anger, he had major meltdowns where he would really cry for sometimes an hour. It was heartbreaking to… read more

edited, originally posted 7 months ago

Mom Has Begun Crying Almost Every Few Minutes Throughout The Day.

Mom Has Begun Crying Almost Every Few Minutes Throughout The Day.

The minute she is still, she starts crying, sometimes sobbing. At almost 81, she's not that active, providing ample opportunity to start crying every few minutes. What can be done?! I can't do the minimum chores without having to stop and try to get her to stop crying.

A myALZteam Member said:

DEPRESSION , anxiety , mood swings are all a part of Alzh. It is so frustarting not to be able to covey thoughts, feelind, ideas. A peron is over come with it all.. I have been there and lived through… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Insomnia

Insomnia

My mother will not sleep. The medications is not helping.
She keeps getting up falling. Please any answers

A myALZteam Member said:

Since my mom won't sleep at night, I bought the Wyze camera in black so it's less noticable. I can keep an eye on her. Plus I have a black motion sensor that sounds a chime if she goes near her… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

My Father-in-law Is Not Making Any Sense. He Talks With Regular And Made Up Words All The Time. How Do Other Caregivers Handle This?

My Father-in-law Is Not Making Any Sense. He Talks With Regular And Made Up Words All The Time. How Do Other Caregivers Handle This?

I'm also wondering if this really is "normal" for dementia. All of my dementia information says that people with this disease will sometimes not make sense. However, he is not making sense all of the time. He's seeing things that aren't there and making up words. Just curious as to if anyone else is dealing with this or is this really out of the ordinary. Thanks!

A myALZteam Member said:

Mom was becoming incontinent prior to taking the Zoloft. So for her, I don’t think there’s a connection. Hugs to you too, Gwen.

posted over 2 years ago

My Dad Was Recently Prescribed Celexa

My Dad Was Recently Prescribed Celexa

Has anyone had any good or bad effects from using this medication?

A myALZteam Member said:

PS no bad effects. He's been on it for about 1 1/2 years so far.

posted about 5 years ago

My Mother Is Probably Between Stages 5 And 6 In Her Journey. Lately She Is So Scared And Cries Easily. Help Anyone?

My Mother Is Probably Between Stages 5 And 6 In Her Journey. Lately She Is So Scared And Cries Easily. Help Anyone?

She already takes Seroquel and Namenda in the early evening.

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, @A myALZteam Member, physical touch is good but then one time she told me to stop "petting her, she was NOT a dog!". That one made me laugh for sure!

posted about 6 years ago