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Is Melatonin Safe For Dementia Patients No Bad Effects For Dementia Patients
Yes: Latest published studies showed that alzheimer's patients lack melatomin related metabolism in the body resulting sundowning effect. With the introduction of taking melatonin at bedtime reduces the severity of sundowning and sleeping related behavioral issues but does not completely resolve... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more
Prob: The question is whether we can figure out what is the cause of insomnia in a person with dementia---at times it can be caused by sleep architecture breakdown from the illness itself; at times from poor sleep hygiene; at times from meds or alcohol; at times from a sleep disorder such as apnea; can be from depression;; so important to first try to get to the cause... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?
Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many types of dementia. Some of them are genetically passed on while others aren't. The most common type of dementia is alzheimers disease and there are 2 forms. The early onset form is highly heritable. Alcoholic dementia is not inherited though a propensity for alcohol dependence can be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is: Appropriate doses of melatonin are generally safe in diabetes and heart disease. It does slightly reduce clotting ability so is used with caution when on another blood thinner, and one should always notify prescribing doctors when considering a new OTC med/supplement. 3mg taken 4 hours before bed is the most effective studied dose of melatonin, and timed-release forms offer no additional benefit ...Read more
Versed: The colonoscopy procedure will be fairly quick, but patients do need some sedation. Versed is frequently used, and is safe. It wears off very quickly also. Patients are carefully monitored and cared for during the procedure and after. They are in a recovery room until all systems are back to baseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is clonazepam tablet safe for an old lady 80 yrs who is a patient of dementia nd presently suffring from a stage of insomnia?
Probably not: Clonazepam is a strong and more importantly, long acting sedating medication. This medication is usually used for anxiety. I don't recommend using this medication for insomnia, as it would be an off-label use. In addition, the side effects of this medication may be more profound in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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