1. LISA YOUNG

    LISA YOUNG Registered User

    Feb 1, 2005
    12
    BOLTON, LANCS
    Hya
    I just wondered if anyone could give me some advice. My Mum has now been diagnosed with alzheimers (as we expect) she is presently awaiting for her final assessment with the demtia team. When this happens she will be prescribed medication. In the meantime she has developed a couple of problems, firstly her platelete count is very high and she has also been diagnosed with protein in her water, reducing the function of her kidneys. What I wondered is - would any of these problems prevent her being prescribed her medication. My Dad is hoping the medication is going to work and it has given him something positve to hold on to, I dread that lifeline being taken away. Has anyone been through anything similar.
    Lisax
     
  2. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,149
    Toronto, Canada
    Family choices

    Hi Lisa,
    No I haven't been through something like that (yet). But if your family feels the benefits of the Alzheimer meds will outweigh the cons, I think you should go for it. Kidney dysfunction does not mean a person must stop taking all meds. Just that care must be taken and regular monitoring done.

    After all, it's not the doctors who decide - we, the families and the sufferers, decide. Doctors can recommend and advise but ultimately it is our decision. And if Alzheimer meds help your mother (and so your father) enjoy life and be more tranquil, I think it's worth taking a chance. Especially for your dad. I will never stop being overawed by the incredibly love and tenacity displayed by spouses.

    Joanne
     
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Hi Lisa, I am sure the medical team will do their best to help. They will have to make sure any medication would not harm your Mum obviously, but they will I am sure, also listen to your Dad, and the needs they have as a couple which could be helped by medication. Let us know how it goes please, love She. XX
     

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