Are metabolizing drugs harder on Alzheimer's patient?

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Sleeping pills keep mom tired and asleep of of time, is okk?

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It's harder for all of us to metabolize drugs as we age. That's why older people should, under many circumstances, be prescribed lower dosages of drugs.

Sleeping pills can be very tricky for older people. Some even cause more memory issues. I agree with staystrong that melatonin may be a good option, but check with her doctor.

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I find they are and my Mom's Doctor refuses to give her anything but Melatonin. Mom has such realistic dreams that she has a hard enough time knowing what is real and what is not.. But you could check with a Doctor.
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Simple answer is yes. As we age all meds are metabolized differently. If you are concerned, call a pharmacist you trust. I get better information from them than the doctors.
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My mother has vivid dreams and trouble waking up and distinguishing the dream from the reality, especially when I give her Melatonin. I am cutting it out and now am trying tryptophan hydroxylase. This also aids in the production of seratonin. I'll let you know how this works out.
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