1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October 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.

  1. Magsmul

    Magsmul Registered User

    Jul 28, 2015
    2
    My 86 year old mother has not slept for 40 hours. Between my 3 brothers and myself we have been sharing her care, and also working. We have managed not to leave her alone at any point but we are at breaking point.
    She was prescribed Lorazepam 12 days ago but now we think it has made her symptoms worse. She is sitting at the edge of her bed frightened and confused, and I am at my wits end
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,215
    Merseyside
    Contact the GP first thing. You cannot carry on like this or you'll make yourselves ill.
     
  3. Magsmul

    Magsmul Registered User

    Jul 28, 2015
    2
    That's exactly what I'm going to do this morning. I'm beyond tired. She managed to fall asleep at 3.30 am.
     
  4. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,826
    UK
    After a short while, this is what Lorazepam did to my mum, although it eased some of her anxiety, and helped her fall asleep, but not for long and when she woke she was so confused and seemed to increase the dementia symptoms. When prescribed the gp said to use only if necessary and not too often. Back in March all mums medication was reviewed and things improved, although the night time wandering is creeping back, but we have had 6 months peaceful nights. Good idea to talk to gp.
     

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