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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients? No bad effects for dementia patients?

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 more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

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


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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib?

Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib?

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 more

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Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?

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 more

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Is melatonin safe with asthmatic and diabetis type 2 patients?

Yes: If melatonin improves your sleep then it may even help type 2 diabetes. Getting at least 7 hours sleep per night helps with weight loss and thus blood sugar control. ...Read more

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Is melatonin 5mg time released safe for diabetics and cardio patients...I have 2 stents in LAD?

Is melatonin 5mg time released safe for diabetics and cardio patients...I have 2 stents in LAD?

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

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Is it safe for a patient with dementia to get versed for a colonoscopy? Why or why not?

Is it safe for a patient with dementia to get versed for a colonoscopy? Why or why not?

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 more

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Is clonazepam tablet safe for an old lady 80 yrs who is a patient of dementia nd presently suffring from a stage of insomnia?

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 more

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Is it safe to give a dementia patient seroquel (quetiapine) and clonapin?

Is it safe to give a dementia patient seroquel (quetiapine) and clonapin?

Likely so: But ask the prescriber who knows the specifics about the persons diagnosis, symptoms, allergies, other medications, other medical problems and the many other things one must know to properly prescribe for a person. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more