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    do drugs help or hinder?

    Thanks Jules for your posting. I rang the consulatants secretary and asked for an appointment to discuss the side effects of the tablets. I looked on the internet for more information, and loss of bladder control was another side effect - surprise! The consultant visited my dad in the day...
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    do drugs help or hinder?

    It seems that the wrong medication can have very severe implications. Our GP called last week and when I mentioned about the tablets, he said that they were very well tried and tested, and that what was happening to my dad was a deterioration in his health due to the AD and the Vascular...
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    do drugs help or hinder?

    I mentioned to the sister at the day care that I thought the drugs might be causing my dads incontinence. She seemed to think that it was just the illness progressing. She then went on to say that if we wished to change the medication, we would have to reduce the medication and his aggressive...
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    do drugs help or hinder?

    my dad as both vascular dementia and AD. About 2 months ago he became very aggressive, and was put on drugs. The first drug made him worse, and now he is on, I think it is called, Haloperedin. Since being on this drug, he seems to have deteriorated very quickly, becoming incontinent and not...
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    Restlessness and keeping occupied

    Hi, my dad is just the same, only when he wanders he wants to get out of the house. When we take him out of the house, he wants to go back, and so on, and so on, from first thing in the morning until last thing. At night he is absolutely exhausted, and so are we. The hospital have prescribed...
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    drugs and care

    Bruce, Your advice was much appreciated. I spoke to a variety of professionals yesterday and found out a lot of information by asking lots of questions that we never thought to ask before. We decided not to let Dad go into hospital and to try to find a way of keeping him at home. We are still...
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    drugs and care

    thanks thank you for your reply. My dad has alzheimers and vascular dementia. We have been offered a bed at the general hospital by the doctor who prescribes him drugs, but who he hasn't seen yet. I am thinking that it might be useful for my dad to have his medication stabilized and maybe...
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    drugs and care

    My dad has been on aracept for almost 2 years. My mum is caring for him, with support from my sister and me. Just this last 4 weeks, he has become very restless, and he was put on some medication to sedate him. The nurse who he sees every six months, our only contact with the hospital...