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Hi Lynn, thanks for words of comfort.


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For what my two cents is worth on this post: My husband is on Aricept and Namenda. He was one of those that the symptoms appear to have come on over night, although I suspect he had been having problems and was able to cope until another medical issue popped up. At that time along with the confusion, agitation came hallucinations. He was started slowly, slowly on the above two medications along with 50MG Seroquel. These medications seemed to slow down this nasty illness for about 1 1/2 years at which time the agitation seemed to get worse. For some reason, I missed a couple of doses of Seroquel and he seemed so much calmer. After talking with the neurologist, we decided to keep him off the Seroquel and he did well and stable, however recently the anxiety returned. First his primary care doctor ordered Xanax, but as I had been reading the Boeve report, I was very apprehensive to give him any. (We changed doctors) She said "stay away from Xanax" and said to start him back on Seroquel but only 12.5mg at night or as needed. What an improvement! He is calmer and more social. His new doctor who is a geriatric specialist, said sometimes Seroquel has a paradoxical effect. I think that is what happened to my dear sweet husband. I know there will probably need to be another adjustment but until then, I'll try to enjoy this stage. (again)
Mary


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Hang in there, Mary. Sounds like you are right on top of things for your LO. Lynn

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


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