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Exelon - when taking care of people with alzheimers, what are some good nursing teaching and?
Added 27 Feb 2011:
Thank you, some examples being, some people with this disease may have difficulty expressing themselves. so, some good ways, to figure this out. The drug I chose to write about with, alzheimers was exelon, so any teachings or interventions related to this, would be most helpful, one was exelon should be taken with meals, in divided doses, in the am and evening.
People with Alzheimers need frequent direction and reminders. Daily calendars displaying the day, date, activities, weather outside and any upcoming holidays are good to help folks with Alzheimers. Gentle redirection when they become lost or confused is helpful. Gently remind them of when and where they are. Also as far as Exelon-expect significant GI adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and weight loss. These effects are common with maintenance doses. Dramatic memory improvement is unlikely and as the disease progresses benefits from the drug decline. Watch for dehydration. It is very common in those with Alzheimers anyway and can become marked with folks taking Exelon. Use cautiously in those with hx of GI bleed and those taking NSAIDS. Hope this helps a bit.
- Exelon Information for Consumers
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