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My AD husband picks off the patch and I find it on the floor in the morning. I am afraid the cat will eat it and get sick. The neurologist has waffled on this. Is there any benefit half time ( I could remove it before bedtime) or should I just stop applying it at all?

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I had the best luck on his right shoulder because he has rotator cuff injuries to his left shoulder. But I will try between his shoulder blades.
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Yes, put it in the middle of his back, between the shoulder blades. It's nearly impossible for most elderly folks to peel off something there, because their shoulders are not flexible for them to reach that spot.

24-hour patches are designed to deliver a specified dose gradually over 24 hours. If they are ripped off prematurely, the patient is not receiving the correct dose - and therefore, not achieving the benefits of the medication.
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Put it on his back, where he can't reach it.
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Some people don't see any benefit from alzheimer's drugs and their effectiveness decreases as the disease progresses so the neurologist is leaving it up to you to decide whether you feel it is worth the effort. The only patch type of medication my mother used was nitroglycerine and the placement may be different, but I wonder if you could put them on his back out of reach?
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I believe so. And I am afraid his cognition will backslide if I stop it completely. The neurologist said use it, don't use it, use it if he tolerates it ok. Big help!
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Medicine in patches is designed to be absorbed gradually through the skin so he would still be getting 2/3 of the amount he would have gotten if it was left on. Does he seem to be benefiting from it?
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bumping u up
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