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DODIBO
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   Posted 3/9/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad has not officially been diagnosed, but obviously has some form of this disease. His general practitioner has put him on arisef? (not sure about spelling) My mom has made him an appt with the doctor that diagnosed and is treating my aunt with alzheimer's. but they can't see him until may!!!! He was doing pretty good, but recently started declining rapidly.  He seems to be regressing back to the time when he worked. He is retired now. He is 73. He gets very agitated and paces up and down the hall with papers in his hand. My mom doesn't want to argue with him that he is not at work, it wouldn't be a problem except he gets very upset. He had a stressful job, and he starts wanting to get on the phone and call his old employees. How do you deal with a situation like that??? She has tried getting him on another subject, giving him an easy chore to do, but he is very stubborn (always was) and after she makes a suggestion he just goes right back to the same old thing.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/9/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Have his Dr get him an appointment with a Neurologist ASAP!!
Aricept is the spelling.I was on it for 4 yrs til it quit working,then was put on Razadyne at my request & I'm doing great.4 yrs ago I was retested & Alzheimer's diagnoses was wrong it's Vascular Dementia.Still on the medication as it does help..........


SnowyLynne

Post Edited (SnowyLynne) : 3/9/2009 5:37:19 PM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome
Thanks Snowy
I TOTALLY agree with Snowy on this
ASAP is the key word here
AD can make a person deterioate pretty quick
IF left untreated

PLZ keep us posted

I wish you and your family all the best

LYN


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MT Lady
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom was diagnosed with Alz five years ago and put on Aricept and Namenda, she takes both of them. Thankfully, she is not difficult in the sense that she is not annoyed or agitated. She is, however, extremely needy and cannot be left alone. There was a short time that she was agitated and arguing constantly with her aide. I called the social worker and she recommended my mom go on Seroquel, the lowest dose, which we did and it worked. She mellowed out. It did not make her sleep during the day, just calm and relaxed. When the agitation stopped, we took her off of it and so far, she's ok. If you are not against giving them drugs, you might want to talk to the doc about Seroquel. Just a thought,
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
THanks for your input
Always appreciated

LYN


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                                     LYN

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/17/2009 10:42:59 AM (GMT-6)


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot take Namenda it makes me alot worse....Seroquel works ok at a low dose.......I'm not on it anymore.......
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Snowy for your Input
Are you on any other meds now besides the prior ones after the Namenda caused so many issues??

Say heloo to Larry

Luvs
LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN

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