someone told me look into whats called OTC called calm
Jennifersmith NO you don't want to try anything without talking with the doctor these otc(over the counter) they don't list enough interactions etc to make sure it is safe with her Prescriptions medications you don't want to wire her up more with Dementia you have to be very careful i went through all of this with my mom... and to many mistakes can be made with otc med Please clear everything through the doctor its hard enough without a interaction or side effect kicking in... so call her doctor first wish you a Happy New Year and hope some of these new medications for Dementia comes out soon... chuck1957
Her dr should be helping her with meds for it. The thing is with dementia its not the same kind of anxiety we have. They don't know what's going on, sometimes where they are, who you are, what they're supposed to do, who's going to help them, where to go to the bathroom. . The anxiety is just overwhelming. I have seen buspar help a few of them that's not otc tho. There are things you can do. If she has things she should do at a certain time,put a calendar up, mark that for her. Put her name on her bedroom door, post a sign on the bathroom door that says bathroom. A reality orientation board helps. You can make you own or buy one, it has the date, day, weather, place.
Seeing how she's older and there are more than likely other health issues to be considered, probably best not to just administer anything regardless of what "someone" may have recommended. A lot to be considered even with OTC when it comes to interactions, respiratory concerns and many other things her Dr would be aware of..
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