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.
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?
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.
My husband has been withdrawn and easily agitated.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
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.
My mother will not sleep. The medications is not helping.
She keeps getting up falling. Please any answers
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!
Has anyone had any good or bad effects from using this medication?