My mom is 96years old and in a wheelchair. She is very unhappy with her life in a nursing home. She has high anxiety and extreme nervous energy and is bored, but nursing home activities do not interest her nor television. Can Trazodone help with all this along with helping her to sleep? She is verbal in a loud way and I'm afraid we might b asked to leave. Help.
26 Jun 2013
Hello unhappyinnursinghome. Yes it is safe and once beginning the drug she will be monitored. It certainly will act as a sedative and in this regard, help curb her anxiety as well as her getting a sound nights sleep, rest. However given her age, the dose will likely be minimal. Regards pledge
26 Jun 2013
Hello, I wanted to let you know I understand your situation. It's a bad thing for everyone involved. My mom is in a NH for dementia & she is very paranoid. I may ck on the trazodone for her. But, they already have her on Risperdal twice daily. I don't know if its a side affect or her dementia worsening, but, her paranoid is worse. My mom is in wheelchair, but, keeps trying to get up. She will be 91 July 1st. It's an unwelcomed journey.
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