My husband was given 1000mg of Depacote for his Frontotemporal Dementia to stabilize his mood. Instead I saw negative behaviors in him . He was also on 500mg of Seroquel. I believe these drugs affected him adversely.
What type of FTD does your husband have? I am thinking the behavioral type henceforth the depakote and seroquel but I just wanted to make sure. Either way yes, I have seen people respond negatively to these meds. Depakote is a mood stabilizer and seroquel is NOT approved by FDA for tx of behavioral disorders
in elderly patients with dementia. It is a very strong psychotropic med with numerous negative and even life threatening side effects that are worse with those with dementia. IT CAN WORSEN behaviors and he is at a very high dosage level. I would def. speak with his MD. Remember YOU know your husband the best, you are his best advocate. Yes, these people are doctors but they are not God, you have rights and do not feel your voice or opinions do not matter, they do. I would like to see more clients and families advocate for themselves and ask questions and if needed stand up for yourself or loved one. Become part of the tx plan, IT is YOUR TREATMENT PLAN.
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