... Do you think these preception alterations will pose more problems in dim light or semi-darkness when there is less color information and less definition? Do you have experience in these matters? For example, Lucy has certain degree of documented impaired vision. Yet the difficulty she has in low light conditions seems far more severe than one would anticipate given the... (9 replies)
... Transderm patch is for nausea and there are a number of medications you can not use with it including Trazodon which is a good medication for mild agitation. One of the drugs you are not supposed to use with the transderm patch is Lorazapam! It is in the same class of drugs with Xanax, Ativan, and Valium. Seroquel is another drug they use for dementia agitation and that is... (1 replies)
... MIL who has dementia/alz is on the above meds, just lost FIL last week and we need help. Looking for the best anxiety meds that won't effect other meds. If she loses the transderm patch she is dizzy and sick as a dog, lorazpam is brief help and she has had the other patch so long i don't know if it has any effect. She doesn't remember that she was with him when he passed and... (1 replies)
... I am sorry your are having difficulties and I hope you find out what the problem is with the neurologist. As for the vertigo.. Stress can not cause Vertigo but it can make the condition seem worse once you have it. ... (163 replies)
... Can you beleive I am back!? not from resting but I have had NO TIME to write and even now it is 11:30pm on fri!, Here goes... SIL is still trying to give us guilt trips but we are NOT listening. Our plate is toooo fullll. MIL started settling down when unusal behavior flared up and she ended up in the hosp with Bronical Phn and UTI and a fever of 104! Hubby took off work till... (163 replies)
... nd see what happen. Just know if the angry comes back you need to give up on that pill. I will be very interested in seeing what happens. Do be aware that the vertigo might improve on it's on but be cautious of connecting A and B when there are so many other variables involved. ... (116 replies)
... moved to a new facility and sever other stress factors that could explain the downturn without the medication issues even considered. So you can't say that the vertigo was a result of the medication cessation. It is what it is in the moment rio!! ... (116 replies)
... Li'l Deb and Martha
Thank you for your reply and support. No matter which way go its guilt. But talking to all of you really helps me to stay focused.
When she was in the ER a week ago they did all the test and all came back fine except the ct scan showed the vascular dementia we knew about. This is when they said vertigo.
Going to check on her this afternoon. ... (116 replies)
... Hi All
I honestly did not fall off the face of the earth. Its been a rough couple weeks. As some of you know we took mom off Aricept and Numenda as it was keeping her stuck in an angry state. For the last 2 weeks she has fallen an average of 8 times per week. Luckily she did not break anything but was sent to the ER one time and diagnosed after tests with vertigo.
... (116 replies)
... ggestion, if your mom continues to have these falls, the doc should take more tests to make sure it isn't anything more serious like an inner ear problem called vertigo or some other illness. ... (13 replies)
... My mother who is 72 years old has Dementia (?) and showing lot of aggrasive/psychotic symptoms. These are all recent and sudden developments. Here is the brief background.......
- Slowing down in general for the past couple of years. Stopped tasting food about 18 months back.
- Vertigo problem for the past few years.
- Fell down about 3 months back and had several... (4 replies)
... My mother is 72 years old and has been slowing down for couple of years. She have had vertigo problem for few years too. Almost 3 months back she fell down and had several hariline hip fractures. No surgery was required but heavy calcium dosage was given. ... (4 replies)
... On Tuesday, hubby had EEG, MRI, MRA, and SPECT scan. Today he had an ENG (because of his vertigo). I would hope we would have some results by Friday. Also, I think it's been long enough we should be getting the results on the genetic test (for the markers associated with AD) soon. Then the only other test scheduled is the neuropsych exam and that is not until Feb. 14th. ... (2 replies)
... Mom woke up this morning and said she had a really bad night. Said she woke up totally dizzy, with the room spinning, and felt like she'd pass out.
It scared the poo out of me cause I was thinking a stroke.
My hubby started getting dressed and I went to another room. She sat down on the sofa while we got ready to go to the emergency room. Then I heard her scream, "help... (10 replies)
... is also related to the vertigo and may not improve. ... (6 replies)
... Do adult diapers really get the job done? I have a good friend who's Mom
had a stroke about 3 months ago. She is ready to come home and will
have to be in diapers from here on out. So we went shopping today.
(Yes. Two single, reasonally decent looking women on a big day out
at the adult diaper section of the discount store. :rolleyes: )
Her Mom is still able to... (6 replies)
... ression, and some of the treatment has been helpful to clear up my head somewhat. My most troubling symptoms have been a weird kind of disorientation, an almost vertigo like sense but no vertigo. ... (7 replies)
... years, like memory problems, and a sense that I don't know where I am, and disorientation, weird sensations in my head, almost a vertigo like sense but it's not vertigo, problems concentrating, and focusing. It's very upsetting and scary and I need to get to the bottom of it. Thanks. ... (7 replies)