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 Alternatives to Haldol 
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Post Re: Alternatives to Haldol
Is there a problem with giving an LBD patient Trazadone? My husband is currently on 100 mg every night to sleep.

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Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:15 pm
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Post Re: Alternatives to Haldol
Before Seroquel, my husband's doctor prescribed Trazadone for sleep. It didn't seem to help but there were no problems with it.

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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.


Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:35 pm
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Post Re: Alternatives to Haldol
Dad has been in long term care for almost 6 months now. My dad has been totally removed from Haldol. He gets trazadone to sleep and there have been no problems. Still the occasional aggression in the morning when nursing home staff are getting him up but staff have figured out how to work with him.
He continues to do well. There are moments of clarity that we hold on to. He still knows who we are and looks forward to our daily visits. He has been able to enjoy outings like going to a nearby restaurant for lunch or a country drive in the nursing home's bus. He enjoys the many activities staff provide especially if they involve music or ice cream.
My mom has since sold her house, moved to an apartment and bought a newer car. She has settled into their new lives and even has booked a trip to Mexico so that she can attend her granddaughter's wedding in March. She has made arrangements for family friends to visit my dad while we are gone.
We don't know how long dad will do well but we take it day by day and enjoy those moments. :P


Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:28 am
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We don't know how long dad will do well but we take it day by day and enjoy those moments. :P
Truer word were never spoken! All we really have is the moment, so we need to make the most of it. Glad to hear your mother is taking some time off. My four-day motorhome trip early this month was wonderful--it's refreshing to have a change of scene.

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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.


Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:34 am
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Post Re: Alternatives to Haldol
CGs do need some time off to take care of ourselves. Good for you all for taking care of YOU while you are working so hard to take care of your LOs. 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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