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We had this with my Dad. I trusted the GP as she knew Dad & his other health issues. The consultant was only interested in the dementia aspect.my dad saw a consultant who wanted to change his medication, however his own dr doesn’t want him on medication. Feeling heartbroken and confused. Anyone have any ideas on it.
The gp is the one who wants to stop the medication until they speak to the consultant who originally diagnosed the Alzheimer’s in 2014. That consultant hasn’t seen him since then. The new medication was prescribed by an elderly care dr who specialised in Alzheimer’s. This happened when dad had a fall and went to A&E. He also currently ha a uti which was only is gnoses when I asked for the sample to be sent to the hospital as his last 3 samples show a trace of blood but no infection. They sent it and finally came back to us saying he has an infection.Hello, @Hope46, welcome to Talking Point. While none of us are experts, you will find that the members have a lot of experience between them, and we are a friendly bunch.
As for your specific question, my understanding is that who prescribed medication varies between geographical areas. In my area (Kent) the Memory Clinic Doctor (connected to the mental health team) prescribe medication for dementia, while the GP prescribes other medication. I would imagine it’s pretty unusual for professionals to disagree as each have their area of expertise. Is it possible for you to discuss this with the GP? Do you have Power Of Attorney for Health and Welfare?
. It is his own go who saying they have to contact cmht before we can start the new medication as his dementia is now severe and not mild to moderate. The dr in hospital spent time explaining things to us and showing the scans so we have faith that he knew what he was talking about. Dad also has a uti and had a fit or episode Christmas Eve which they said was because he had barely eaten that day. They kept saying there was no uti just trace of blood. I had something similar and had a uti which I was give medication for before the sample was sent to the hospital. They finally listened to me and sent the sample off which came back with a uti.We had this with my Dad. I trusted the GP as she knew Dad & his other health issues. The consultant was only interested in the dementia aspect.
Is your wife on both tablets or has she been changed from one to another.The 2 main Alzheimer's meds are Donepezil and Memantine.
Donepezil is designed for mild to moderate Alzheimer's, whilst Memantine is for moderate to severe Alzheimer's. My wife has been prescribed both.
Both meds have warnings about taking them if one has a variety of health conditions, such as heart issues. My wife is tested every few months for BP, liver function, heart function etc. to ensure that the prescriptions can continue. Is this why your GP is hesitant?