Alzheimer`s Disease/Suspected Alzheimer's Disease
My Father In Law's age is 91 years
Some 3 years back he developed Diabetes Neuropathy and was operated for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in one finger.Since that time after recovery he had been taking Gabapentin 300 regularly. Now he has no Neuropathy problem.But recently he has developed Dementia and associated Alzheimer's problem.He had also suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome,but the problem is not much now.
Main Problems at present
1)Forgetting earlier information 2)Mood Changes 3)Confusion about time and place,4)Communication Difficulties,5)Difficulty recognising family ,
persons,6)Feeling of restlessness,7)Loss of Appetite,8)Inability to understand,9)Immobility to a large extent,10)Impaired Communication/confusion/difficulty speaking/throwing off food,11)Depression/Psychotic,12)Hallucination and Delusion 12)Melancholy,13)Memory loss
RENDERING Impaired Ability to function in daily life.
Although Alzheimer's Disease is suspected NO Disease Specific Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease could not be given ,AS NO MRI OF BRAIN could be performed DUE TO HIS RESTLESSNESS
ONLY MEDICINES GIVEN TO HIM PRESENTLY QUETIPINE(25 mg)twice daily and LOXAPINE on SOS basis.for this dementia problem
My question to you whether we can give him Acetylcholine improving and Glutamate Receptor Drugs on a low dose to somewhat improve his condition.
I understand the problems you describe but I am rather hesitant advising you pro or con the medications in question. I would rather suggest that you visit the Energy for the brain
, an official site of the Metabolism and Neuroprotection research group at Marseille university. Plus to the promising results on "energy supplement" Pyruvate, which is completely safe and freely available, to correct the pathology in Alzheimer's, you might also want to consider methylene blue, which is whown to be neuroprotective and energy enhancing, which is well documented since at least 1980s. For a non-technical review, take a look at Methylene Blue as a Nootropic
. Please don't hesitate asking me further questions.