Advice please if possible

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by barmby, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. barmby

    barmby Registered User

    Nov 6, 2006
    29
    Hi..My mum has a hospital appointment tomorrow with regard to her Alziemers...She is in a home now and has deteriorated over the last six monthes..She doesnt talk much now and has doesnt walk alot either...She is having some problems swallowing and is awaiting the speech therapist as she is tending to pocket her food in her mouth...My concern is this....She is on Reminyl and Trospium which she has been on for many years and I have a feeling that they may want to consider taking mum off these now due to her deterioration,but I am concerned that this decision if it occurs may make mum worse due to side effects of coming off.....Could this be the case...Are the tablets having an effect on her now anyway...Any advice would be welcome..I just dont want her to deteriorate any further because her tablets have been stopped..Thanks
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Barmby,
    Just wanted to welcome you to TP. Sorry, I'm no good on questions about medication - but I am sure someone will soon come up with some suggestions.
    Love Helen
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,665
    Kent
    Hi Barmby, All I can say about medication is, if it no longer works, why take it?

    My son is a pharmacologist , his company develops drugs. Reminyl and Aricept are not cures, they delay the development of AZ for a time. If your mother`s condition is deteriorating, there is a possibility the drugs are no longer effective.
    I just hope the medics are compassionate enough to have her best interests at heart, rather than finance.

    Take care, Sylvia
     

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