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Post droooooooooling
What to do for a LO who has begun to drool alot? He's quite embarrassed by it. The saliva buildup also causes him to cough and gag at night when going to sleep. And if he has trouble sleeping, believe me, so do I.


Sun May 01, 2011 8:00 pm
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Post Re: droooooooooling
Interestingly enough, Derek's drooling improved a lot when his new neuro increased his Sinemet. Interesting because he didn't expect it to help that. It did not improve his mobility, which he did expect. And it makes him a little more agitated. Everything is a tradeoff.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Sun May 01, 2011 9:11 pm
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Post Re: droooooooooling
Much has been posted previously on this topic. See, for example:

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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2592

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=558

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49


Sun May 01, 2011 10:01 pm
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Post Re: droooooooooling
Stella, Frank was dx, officially, in 2007 and with the confusion, hallucinations, diarhhea episodes, capgras, and all the other fun stuff that comes with the disease, I find the drooling is the most difficult part. He knows he drools but doesn't get the connection to wipe it. We have face clothes in every room, he gets annoyed when I keep wiping it. My socks are alway wet, he leaves puddles everywhere and most of our wood furniture has rings on it where the saliva has eaten thru the finish. We've tried a few meds and he got botox injections and nothing helped.

PLEASE let me know if you find anything that helps.

Take Care,
Gerry

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Mon May 02, 2011 5:38 am
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Post Re: droooooooooling
Great Scott! Puddles? Furniture damaged? I had no idea. I still don't. Thanks for the comments, everyone. But, really-------you do light up my life in Stranger Than Fiction ways. LBD: who knew???


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