Question about nursing homes for Alzheimers patients

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Lonie
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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi....I help moderate the UC forum, but my friend had a question. His uncle has Alzheimers and is now physically abusive, and please excuse me if I'm using the wrong term here. His aunt has put a deadlock on her bedroom door as she doesn't know what else to do, and says that there isn't any nursing home that will take him because he is so out of control. She lives around the Albany, New York area. Can anyone help or give me direction about this? Thanks for your help!
Carol

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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/25/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
He needs a Dr who will be agressive in medicating him to keep him calm.
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Lonie
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   Posted 6/25/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you advise? Is there a specialist who deals with Alzheimer's, and what type of meds? I just need to point this person in the right direction. Thanks so much for your response; I feel so badly when people sound so helpless.....I'm trying to get them to resources like HW!

Carol

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/26/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
HI Carol
Yes I think he should be seen by a good Neurologist and a Gerientoligist (sp)

Meds like ATIVAN are not good nor recommended for AD ppl as they will only cause more delusions and aggressiveness

There are homes wioth Lock down areas and they specialize in this type of behaviour

Please tell your friend I am truly sorry

I am praying for her

I am going to bump the Nursing Home Thread up for you's as well to check out places in her area

COME back anytime or ask your friend to drop in as well ....
Luvs
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Lonie
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   Posted 6/26/2007 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lynn for the advice, I kind of thought there must be more resources out there for her and better meds for them to try. The state of New York actually has a program where they will come out and evaluate people and recommend care, so I'll make sure and tell them that as well. I appreciate all the help, and if the family has any more questions, I'll send them to HW. I thank heavens for HW!
Carol

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/27/2007 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
NO problem and yes do send them this way for sure.....

You take care as well plz
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