Risperdal and alzheimer's

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and if he is showing any signs of tardive dyskinesia it would be essential for him to see a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist to diagnose it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> treat it. Psychosis from Alzheimer's is seperate from standard psychosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> may not respond that well to a standard antipsychotic. I know from elderly family members that had minor dementia that they responded well to Namenda but decisions as regards treating dementia would have to be made by a neurologist.
hi, i am a nurse, and i tend to work alot with patients like your dad, risperadil is an antipsychotic drug, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it does have its place when patients become agressive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pose a risk to themselves <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> others, however its not intended to be used long term in patients with your dads condition, we tend to use it, only in extreme circumstances and again only for a very very limited period of time, ie maybe one to two days.
We also know that these drugs can cause some serious side effects in Alzheimer's patients, such as an increased risk of stroke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> respiratory issues. and another study linked the use of "atypical" antipsychotic drugs to an increased risk of sudden cardiac death – even in younger patients. Now a study shows that the anti-psychotic drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's could actually double a patient's risk of dying within a few years.
My elderly mother has Alzheimer's Disease, she is 87, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> recently developed elevated Liver Enzymes. Her geriatrician stopped all her meds including those for Alzheimers to stabilize her liver. Once her Liver stabilized, the doctor introduced Risperdal stating that it is less liver antagonistic. I have read much about Risperdal being fatal to the elderly but I have also read that given in low doses it is quite effective.
We also know that these drugs can cause some serious side effects in Alzheimer's patients, such as an increased risk of stroke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> respiratory issues. and another study linked the use of "atypical" antipsychotic drugs to an increased risk of sudden cardiac death – even in younger patients. Now a study shows that the anti-psychotic drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's could actually double a patient's risk of dying within a few years.
It is used to treat schizophrenia , even in adolescent schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states associated with bipolar disorder, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> irritability in people with autism. I am not fond of Risperdal in ppl over 65. As stated above it is an antipsychotic. Your Physicians know far more then I do and I am not saying that it's the wrong medication. There are just a few things you need to be aware of when taking it.
We suggest that deficiencies of DHA and plasmalogens in peroxisomal disorders, Alzheimer's disease (AD), depression, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) may be responsible for abnormal signal transduction associated with learning disability, cognitive deficit, and visual dysfunction.
Hi, I did worry it would be difficult to find any information about it the way you did spell it. Please make sure that when you ask about drug names you spell it off the bottle/box. That way it's much easier to help you! On MH you can now look up many drugs. Hopefully you can find something there? Risperidone (Risperdal): http://www.medhelp.org/drugs/show/4370 I hope I don't wind up confusiong you - it's the closest I could find. Check back!
It blocks all the effects of dopaminergic agents such as Ritalin and Wellbutrin.
Risperdal is prescribed for schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), severe aggressive behaviour in elderly people with Alzheimer's disease, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in intellectually disabled children with conduct disorder. Just to add here, dementia is a possible symptom of primary hyperparathyroidism.... Dementia as presenting symptom of primary hyperparathyroidism: favourable outcome after surgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008;110(10):1038–1040.
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My fear is that after being diagnosed and being on meds, my family history of dementia and Alzheimer's will kick in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have another issue. I know that my paternal Grandmother was BP - they just didn't know what it was - I know that my father was BP. My Grandmother suffered with Alzheimer until her death and didn't know anyone. Actually she remembered me - but as a 12 year old girl (my kids were a HUGE mystery to her!). I don't want to EVER go to that place again.
Unfortunately, that did not last. I started having the same signs again, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> when I tested it was positive again. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ever since I can't get it to be negative again, meaning the candida if that is what I have has become resistant to the supplements that I was using. As I started a new treatment, I will take the test this week-end to see if there is any progress.
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