Posted 12/12/2003 9:18 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks for your reply. I really appreciated hearing from someone regarding this alzheimer's problem.
Yes, our mother has a good doctor. He only looks after the elderly, and is quite experienced. We will definately ask him about those anti-depressants you mentioned, when she goes in for her next check-up. The Alzheimer's Society nurse that comes once per week to visit mom and my sister, said to give mom "gravol", as the side effect from the medication will calm her down. I wasn't too impressed with this suggestion, and was worried about it interfering with mom's heart failure condition, etc.
We stilll take our mother out with us for " lunch out" once a week, and she seems to enjoy it. She even has a few moments of wisdom, once in a while, when she remembers who we are, etc.
Hope to hear from you again, Paul. Sincerely, Lorna. (Forget-me-not)