• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

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marmarlade

Registered User
Jan 26, 2015
183
hubby has been in care 6 weeks in that 6 weeks the Doctor that the home uses has changed his medication so much it has made him ill,he had been prescribed co-codamols 6 a day to replace his tablet for arthritis,he also has a sleeping tablet so in the course of a week he had had 1,200 mg of paracetamol plus the codine plus the sleeping tablet.On Monday evening he collasped had to have the paramedics out he was on a overdose not done by himself Have been on the war path and got all his medication replaced and he is slowly on the mend again. but am still on the war path as we knew nothing of these changes .but saw him yesterday and got another kiss.
 

pamann

Registered User
Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
How awful for your poor hubby, what a worry for you, so much medication, hope they have sorted it out.
 

esmeralda

Registered User
Nov 27, 2014
3,072
Devon
That sounds horrendous Marmarlade, what a horrible worry for you, and it must make you worried about his ongoing care.
Glad you got a kiss though.
Es
x
 

truth24

Registered User
Oct 13, 2013
5,725
North Somerset
It sounds unbelievable that a GP can overdose a patient on drugs! Why did he have to change an already prescribed routine anyway? Hope your OH is improving. Best wishes.

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