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. Mik1929

    Mik1929 Registered User

    Oct 2, 2014
    19
    MW has been on respiredone for eighteen months as she was very violent and abusive. Since she has been on Respridone she has calmed down and her memory has almost completely gone to the extent that she has to be told where the loo is. The doctor has now suggested that she be taken off resperidone. Has anyone a view on the long term use of this medication and it's possible effect on the memory?
    Any comments would be welcomed.
     
  2. Rheme

    Rheme Registered User

    Nov 23, 2013
    159
    England
    #2 Rheme, Oct 23, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
    My mum has been on Risperidone for about 15 years now and if the dose is ever decreased the original symptoms reappear which cause her a lot of distress.

    I would ask (before they take her off Risperidone) what their plan of action is if the symptoms reappear and what is the timescale for action.

    Why has her memory almost completely gone? Are they sure it is the Risperidone or is it due to Dementia/Alzheimers?

    My mum's memory has deteriorated over the years however she suffers from dementia and we are sure this is the reason and not the Risperidone.

    Hope this is of use to you.
     
  3. Mik1929

    Mik1929 Registered User

    Oct 2, 2014
    19
    Respiridone

    Thank you for your comments. MW has had Alzeimers for about seven years and this is the cause If her memory loss but I was not sure if her memory could be affected by the long term use of Respiridone. We are both in our eighties so this has to be taken in to account. Anyway, thanks again for you input.
    Mik1929.
     

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