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Thank you Alan. That's really hopeful advice. I sent the GP an update, as requested, but have had no acknowledgement, so don't even know if he's read it. Was only given four weeks supply so will need more soon. Sometimes, as a Carer, one feels invisible.Don't stop this after only one month! I know the leaflet says a couple of weeks but it takes two months and is only fully effective by three months. Give it at least that long. That and olanzapine has really helped to stabilise my wife. Hope this helps.
Oh Anne , so pleased you getting a little more help . Breaks are so much needed when dealing with such a horrid disease . Wishing you lots of "me" time . Hugs xxxxWe're now pressing on with the Citalopram...( thank you you Alan) I'm making sure I see every tablet going into his mouth.
It might be wishful thinking, but it seems that the Sundowning, which used to start as regularly as clockwork, is now starting a bit later!
OR, it could be fresh air. A friend has been taking him for some fairly long walks, enough to make the friend tired, so fresh air can't be ruled out. In the middle of a bad Sundowning session I asked the CPN for advice and she suggested taking him out for a change of scenery, so we went for an hour's walk and it worked! Once we were home again the confusion didn't return for about half an hour.
But PERHAPS THE CITALOPRAM IS HELPING!
And some more friends have offered to keep him company sometimes, so that I get a break.What a difference a break can make.
Thanks everyone who has offered kindness and advice.