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  1. Mirtazapine.

    could any one help me with feed back on taking Mirtazapine.
    My father has vascular dementia and after taking varius drugs, Mirtazapine seemed to be working and not the side afects of the others.
    The problem is we where adviced for him to take at night and this would knock him out till the morning. Not the case he gets up inthe night to go to the toilet and some times he wakes up frightened or has bad dreams.
    He started on 15mg. tablet and before christmas that was increased ...
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  2. Bringing mum home after 2 years in Residential Care, Anyone else had same experience

    Hi everyone I am returning to this forum after an absence of approx 3 years, when I provided care for mum in her own home. Mum has now been in care since October 2009, at that time we could no longer provide a safe environment for mum and she was refusing any other help. My family and I were devistated at the time that mum had to go into care she had always expressed her dread of this happening but social services agreed with us that it was was in her best interests at the time.
    Mum has deteriorated ...
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  3. Holiday

    I and my long suffering husband are going on holiday on Tuesday and it is much needed. However, ........ I feel so guilty about going away and leaving my wonderful Mum. Although she still lives in her own home I see her every day to make sure she is eating, taking medication, all the normal stuff, and I know I have made arrangements for her to be cared for whilst I am away, but I still feel this enormous guilt about leaving her.
    We all need a break, this I understand, sometimes just to ...
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  4. lack of sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by knackered nelly View Post
    My husband has alzheimers and for the past year has been up in the night getting washed and shaved and tries to get dressed but I have been told not to allow him to get dressed and I am now tired out. Is it possible to get any help just for a couple of nights per week, so that I can have a nights sleep.
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  5. Thank you for your Tips - Oral Hygiene

    My mom is giving up on her hold on life. I don't have words today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charizomai View Post
    I really appreciate all the tips and will certainly look for th mouth wash, and the glycerin sticks. I visit her again tomorrow and will let you know how she is doing. (She was in hospital now for a week with mouth infection, and on double dose anti-biotics). I think she is giving up....
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