1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Del24

    Del24 Registered User

    Aug 17, 2014
    67
    Hertfordshire
    Wife has got UTI but won't take AB capsules advice please.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,262
    Female
    Dundee
    I had to get our GP to give my husband either a liquid form of AB or a little tablet which dispersed in water. I know it's Sunday and you won't be able to do it today but would it be worth asking the GP about that? The other thing we did was ask about capsules you could break open and sprinkle on yoghurt. You can't do that with all capsules though. You would need to check.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,639
    Female
    London
    #3 Beate, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
    You could conceal them in yoghurt or mousse etc. If that doesn't help, ask the doctor for the liquid form. It does exist but is not prescribed often as it's more expensive.
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    #4 nitram, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
    A pharmacist would be able to tell you whether you can break open the capsules and conceal the contents in food.

    There will be some pharmacies open today, a Google search should find them, in my area Tesco and Asda pharmacies are both open you could get the information by phoning.
     
  5. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello Del, my husband has been on antibiotics for a long time on and off, he will not swallow any tablets, carer's used to break it and put it in his food, but it does had an awful taste so he would not eat it, he now has liquid form, Dr does not like prescribing it because it is expensive, if you can get it make sure you get the banana flavour as thats the only one my husband will take, the others taste awful.
     

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