1. charliemouse

    charliemouse Registered User

    Hello i would just like to introduce myself.
    my mum has been diagnosed this year with alzheimers.
    she has been given galantamine xl 8mg at the moment .

    my problem is that whenever i leave the pre packed box with her she has a tendency to take too many ....

    anyway i have eventually found a willing friend who will pop in each morning to make sure she takes them ok and will keep the medicines with her .... so from next week fingers crossed.

    are there any others on here with opinions on how this drug has helped/ or not helped.

    i am sure in the months to come i will get lots of helpful advice and will be bombarding you all with loads of questions (sorry!!!)

    anyway hello for now :)
     
  2. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello again Charliemouse...:)

    Another welcome to TP..!(I just welcomed you on another thread..:D)

    My husband took Galantamine for about 3 years and it suited him very well..he gradually increased to the maximum dose and had no problems.

    It's good that you have a friend who is willing and able to supervise the medication issue.

    Please continue to ask any questions you want to and take your time to join in any of the discussions.

    Love xx
     
  3. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    #3 lin1, Jun 11, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
    Hello.

    I hope you find TP as helpful and friendly as I have.

    I have no experience with that med but am sure others who do will be along shortly.
     
  4. Goingitalone

    Goingitalone Registered User

    Feb 11, 2010
    1,685
    Hi there,

    Welcome to TP.

    I, too, have no experience of the drug you mention.

    Just a thought, though in case your friend can't continue in the future. Would the district nurses come in to your Mum daily? My Mum is a diabetic on insulin and the nurses come in daily to help her with it.

    Hugs,

    Maggie
     
  5. beaglefan

    beaglefan Registered User

    Apr 7, 2010
    97
    Sorry but I have no experience of this drug but I just wanted to welcome you to TP, you will receive loads of support here.
    Love
    Paula x
     
  6. Nanak

    Nanak Registered User

    Mar 25, 2010
    1,973
    Brisbane Australia
    Hi Charliemouse
    Welcome to TP.
    I also have no experience of this drug, my Mum is on Aricept.
    But don't worry about asking too many questions. I do it all the time :D:D
    Take care
    Kim
    Mum 12,500 miles away
    :(
     
  7. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
    5,285
    Male
    Torquay Devon
    Hiya

    hiya Charlie mouse (great name by the way lol) and a very big welcome to talking point, best wishes, Norrms and family xxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  8. susiewoo

    susiewoo Registered User

    Oct 28, 2006
    82
    Bromley Kent
    My Dad now has his medications made up by chemist in a tray called Nomad system. This is great for several reasons. Means you don't have to keep doing it and can use that time for other things! but it means no more repeat prescriptions as the order goes from GP to chemist automatically and you don't have to keep chasing round to top up the meds.

    District nurses won't come in to give pills only injections. Dad now has a carer come in the morning to give him breakfast and 'encourage 'him to take meds. Reality is she just gives them to him with his breakfast and he takes them no problem.

    The neighbour coming in is a great idea but nothing lasts forever so you need to think of alternatives at some point.

    This forum is a fantastic source of info but importantly makes you realise you are not alone and someone will have the answer to anything that stumps you!
     
  9. charliemouse

    charliemouse Registered User

    thanks everyone.

    mum already gets her meds put upinto weekly trays from her local chemist.

    (ironically that is what i do in my job also but it nice not to have to worry about mums too) LOL

    bye for now but Im sure ill be having more questions soon.

    ps. Norms name is after daughters pony Lol !!!!
     

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