What is the best medicine for psychotic dementia in 88 yr old?

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My Dad has turned into a monster . So irritable and confused and paranoid. It hurts me to my heart to see him like this at 88 yrs old. I know he would gladly take a medicine that would make him more managerable and pleasant. I know if I was in his shoes I would not want to feel so bad , I would want to feel pleasant. Its cruel to allow someone to feel that way, espescially when you know this is not his norm. I plan to speak with the doctor this week to advocate for him better medical treatment for Mental Health.

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A car roll how did it go at the doctors? Did you get any good advice or medication? Hugs..
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Citalopram and respirodone twice daily help my psychotic wife.
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Thank you Guys so much.. The support I recieve from this wedsite is priceless. It does help to know that you are not alone and the feelings are real and have been felt by others dealing with the same problem. I know the proffessionals do care but sometimes when you are talking with them and sharing your feelings and concern about your love one they seemed to look at you crazy and expect you to accept the condition and not try to find a treatment. This was a hard day for me. I am scheduled to meet with his doctor tomorrow .Hope all goes well and hope he is understanding of my feelings..Thank you all again and again. Peace and Love , praying for you and your love ones healing .
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Research the ketogenic diet. If you are able to greatly reduce the carbohydrates (sugars and starches, including fruits and whole grains) that your dad eats, and increase his consumption of quality fats and oils, you might see a marked improvement. There are reports that the ketogenic diet helps schizophrenia and other disorders. And coconut oil is known to help with Alzheimer's. Drs. Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney have excellent videos you can watch on YouTube.
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after many attemps of different meds to try and stabilize the phsycotic episodes that Alzheimers brings out the Dr added low dose Seroquel to husbands meds, it has worked, he is very alert and much easier to re direct. He's been it 4 months now, and I know there are those that will demonize this med, but I can say ( again) it is working for my husband. I personally don't think giving a prescribed med now & then is a good idea.
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My father had a Bourbon & Soda every night. Just one, with lots of ice. He made it to 83 despite high BP. Nana lived to 96; had a shot of anisette in her coffee at noon. If natural things in moderation don't work, try the drugs.
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My 90 year old dad is on Citalapram . It works great . It takes about 15-30 minutes but then He is fine. He would get aggressive. It calms him down with no
Other effects hope this helps.
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Does your father have Alzheimer's Disease or is it some other medical issue? I understand how unfair and frustrating it is to see these cruel diseases rob them of any sense of mental peace in their old age.

For Alzheimer's Disease patients like my 83 year old mother, at some point nothing really works, and while I have not given up on medication, I have found that distraction is the best "medicine." I have found a series of things to keep her so occupied that she does not have time to talk about her confusion, delusions, etc. Whether it is an active game, folding towels and clothes, an action movie (which I explain all the way through), petting an animal, or something to keep her "busy." One of her favorites is that I drive her in the car to see the countryside and I play music that I have tested with her to sing along to.

As to medicine my mother currently take Mirtazipine (Remeron) at night, and occasionally a Clonazepam if she is having a bad day. We also try an occasional Trazodone when she is having a bad night. Our doctor took her off Namenda, because she felt it was causing her more cognitive problems than any good it was doing (if any). She is also on the Exelon Patch (which I really haven't seen accomplish anything, but they claim it is slowing her dementia, hard to believe).

I agree it is cruel to allow someone to feel this way. I hope you find some answers for your father, and know there are many of us also struggling with the same issues, and we sympathize with and share your heartbreak over this struggle.
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