1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. merseyman

    merseyman Registered User

    May 16, 2015
    4
    Can anyone tell me if there is any other medication that can help with DEMENTIA besides Rivestigmine patches my OH has Dementia.
     
  2. Diannie

    Diannie Registered User

    Jun 2, 2015
    157
    Hi merseyman. My husband has been on 5 mg Donepezil a day for over a year. It suits him very well although I understand some people find it unsuitable. Would it be worth a try for you? I hope it works if you do decide. X


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  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,490
    Female
    London
    You should speak to the GP as it depends on the type of dementia your OH has plus other health problems she might have. It's less for you to decide than what the GP thinks is suitable depending on those factors. Donepezil is very common though it's usually upped to 10mg after four weeks.
     
  4. technotronic

    technotronic Registered User

    Jun 14, 2014
    224
    My wife has Citalopram 20 mg during the day that helps with the depression and Amitriptyline 10 mg before bed at night, they both help enormously. But i should be guided by what your doctor recommends as Beate has said.
     
  5. merseyman

    merseyman Registered User

    May 16, 2015
    4
    Thank you for your helpful replies will take note and ask GP if any would be suitable.
     
  6. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
    36
    Olanzapine

    A low dose of this has really helped to stabilise my wife. Memory is still just as bad obviously but at least the raging monster seems to have gone.
     

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