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We found 48 questions associated with the 'Alzheimer's Disease' topic.

What the best medication is for dementia or alzheimers is? Is seroquel appropriate for sleeplessness

Posted 14 Feb 2014 6 answers

My father is unable to sleep at night and becomes very agitated. He has dementia. Seroquel or risperdol are either appropriate to help with this issue.

How long can a person live with dementia?

Posted 22 Feb 2011 3 answers

once it starts to get worse and not better... how much longer do they have?

Donepezil - Are there any adverse effects of discontinuing aricept abruptly?

Posted 4 Aug 2010 1 answer

If the medication is stopped, will there be any serious effect if it is done abruptly as opposed to tapering it off?

Gabapentin vs Lyrica?

Posted 8 Jul 2014 6 answers

My Mom has alzheimer's and has had damage from TIA's. Her left leg really bothers her & her Neurologist prescribed Gabapentin and Mom has still been complaining of Left Leg pain, so Dr prescribed Lyrica. I looked at some old posts about this - seems like tons of side effects for ...

Can lorazepam cause alzheimers?

Posted 31 Oct 2012 2 answers

I take 1 mg lorazepam at night to help me sleep. My mother-in-law just told me she heard it causes azheimers. Any truth to that? I only take the 1 mg at night and I feel fine. No side effects. Been on it about 7 yrs

Dementia - My mom is taking Zoloft, Ambien,Valium and Namenda.I am about 1,000 miles away but it?

Posted 26 Jul 2010 3 answers

... seems to me that it's too much meds for Dementia, she can't talk much, she is having temper tantrums and can't sleep. Anyone have an idea? She definately has had Dementia for awhile and it could be going into Alzheimers but I'm not so sure Drug interactions is not to blame ...

How long does it typically take for Namenda to work its way completely out of your system after?

Posted 26 Dec 2011 1 answer

... going off it? I haven't been able to find this information anywhere. The doctor took my mother off this drug, which is very good, but we don't know how long it will stay in her system. The drug has made her confusion a hundred times worse. Plus it hass made her argumentative, ...

Can lorazepam cause Alzheimer's?

Posted 21 Oct 2014 3 answers

I have been taking lorazepam for almost 17 years(most of that time I believe I was taking at least 2-3 mg per day). The last few years I've been taking 5 mg per day. Now I'm taking 4 mg per day. I'm 39 years old and I'm worried about getting Alzheimer's. I 'm mostly ...

Why is Alzheimer's disease fatal?

Posted 8 Aug 2009 2 answers

I would like to know the cost of Namenda, I am doing some research on this medication for my Mom?

Posted 22 Aug 2009 1 answer

My Mom had been using the Excelon patches for a few months, There was no difference in her memory while wearing these patches. I know that even though there is no change in memory it does slow the progession down of the disease, but the patches cost over $200.00 Per Month and her insurance did not ...

Can namenda and aricept be taken at the same time?

Posted 18 Jan 2010 1 answer

What drugs help aggression in Alzheimer's patients?

Posted 25 Jan 2010 3 answers

My father (88) has mid-stage Alzheimers's and is taking Aricept. After a recent stay in the hospital he has become extremely argumentative and paranoid. My mother (81) wants to keep my father at home for as long as possible but the mood swings are getting more difficult to deal with. What drug ...

How long can you stay on Aricept ?

Posted 12 Aug 2010 1 answer

My mother has been taking Aricept for a little over 4 years now, and they added Numenda a year ago. How long can she stay on Aricept? Forever? I recently read that it is only effective for 6 mo-1 year?? She is losing ground now month by month, so we don't know if ANY meds are helping.

Did taking namenda lead to my mom's death?

Posted 31 May 2011 3 answers

After having my 82 year old alzheimer's mother for almost 4 years at our house, we thought it time to put her into a nursing home. I had tried aerocept but had a lot of side effects--mostly confusion and tiredness. I tried the patch, but with about the same results. She also had a pace-maker, ...

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