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  1. Granddad with Alzheimer's and a frustrated Granny 17th May 2010
    ... her meds for some reason. We have tried the Xanax, Ativan , and meds in that class but they caused more problems...
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  2. Can a person have hydrocephalis AND dementia? 25th March 2010
    ... night for a cranial bleed and being overdosed with ativan while I went to get supper and the last episode where...
    ... night for a cranial bleed and being overdosed with ativan while I went to get supper and the last episode where...

  3. Now my mom has alzheimers 21st March 2010
    ... helped her behavior!!) Now, most recently we are trying Ativan and discontinuing the Excelon patch. So, you see,...
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  4. Post stroke news 20th March 2010
    ... So, what we came away with is she will take 1/2 an Ativan in the monring and one half at 5. Mid morning is her ... find someone else. I remember talk here about Ativan and how it is a temporary fix since it wears off. ... for things. So, no more Patch, no more Zocor and Ativan twice a day. It's a start. We'll see where it takes...
    ... more adapt at treating these patients. Dad was on Ativan for a while and it did well until it lost it's effect ... happy pill. Later in his disease we had problems with Ativan . it caused more agitation than it eliminated... but ... excessive agitation. Hopefully in combination with the ativan you will find your answer. And the last comment...
    ... come. So far I am not seing much benefit from the ativan but we'll give it a little time. It's only been a...
    ... Hmmm, don't think that 1/2 ativan is gonna cut it. Tonight she told my brother that ... stuff she could not. And this is all after the 1/2 ativan given to her only about an hour earlier. Thre...
    ... The ativan should take effect in about half an hour and the effect ... psychosis started it took something more than the ativan to get a handle on his psychosis. The ativan never...
    ... comes up with a plan, we will try it. One half of an Ativan ? I don't think that's the answer. Oh and here...
    ... to help her anxiety with something beyond a half an ativan . I can say that Mom is much better for the happy...
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  5. Too much to handle 14th February 2010
    ... fine for the 2 hr drive and yes I will give a little ativan to both an hour before. As both are walking with walkers...
    ... at new pharmacy, etc. etc. When I gave my dad his ativan I gave him 1/2 as it was a big dosage from my moms...

  6. My first post........heartache 30th January 2010
    ... has been on all the popular drugs, valium, librium, ativan , and now xanax. I do believe she has pain but it is...
    ... medicated woman, and they wanted her to take her scheduled ativan ! I managed to get someone in to watch her while I...
    ... know when to take it off. As for your Mom and the Ativan . That is probably her anti anxiety medication and ... with her pain medication problem. If you miss the ativan dosages then you defeat what the doctor is trying ... better to decrease the pain medication rather than the ativan . I do get what the doctor is trying to do. I do...
    ... hospice nurse says Tuesday. And I was correct, the ativan was making him twitchy. Yes, he is going down, but...
    ... Ahh... it was your Dad on the ativan . I was thinking it was your Mom for her anxiety. ... YES!!! Excessive ativan can give them the twitch. It can also make them crazy ... check neurological symptoms with him flipped out on Ativan !!! My support system.. hummm... The wonderful...
    ... know that they know I will do it. Oh, as for the ativan , it is new for my dad and I was right! They cut back ... my mom with the anxiety and pain who is also now on ativan . She is the one who is almost comatose which the hospice...
    ... they want calm people. I immediately gave my dad an ativan . This place is perfect. It is beautiful. It is immaculate...
    ... around, they would put more liquid morphine and liquid ativan in her mouth, so she was awake maybe 2 hr or less ... Not only did they give her tons more morphine, and ativan , but they added haldol (never took) and a ton of elavil...
    ... to intervene. I do believe that an overdose of Ativan was given to my Dad in the ER observation. It was...
    ... did not come back to baseline after the overuse of ativan ? I believe the same with my mom but what can I do ... to leave, but so far they have not given him much ativan , if at all. He is even eating more. So, for him, rescuing...
    ... slowly going. He is on a morphine drip and getting ativan every 4 hours. The nurses are great and they have...
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  7. My first post 7th January 2010
    ... Dad is writing to the doctor immediately. There's ativan and other drugs to help but be warned now. It make...

  8. When do we have to start lying? 29th December 2009
    ... doctor before dispensing though. He may prescribe Ativan but tell him you must calm her down. CaringSister54...
    ... have the opposite effect than what you want... and Ativan or Xanax also has an agitation side effect in the...
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  9. Admitted into a NH - now adjustment period 4th December 2009
    ... because she was so tired and gave my mother two .5 mg Ativan pills (which the doctor said she could've been given...

  10. It's advancing. 25th November 2009
    ... the doctor and see about increasing or giving her Ativan so that it can help defray the anxiety. We are...
    ... time. Good suggestion. Thank you. Deb, we do have Ativan on hand for emergency purposes. We haven't used it...
    ... Trazodone works exceptionally well. Xanax and Ativan can both have side effect that you don't want. Actually...
    ... Sorry for what you are going through. Ativan .05 just made my mother comfortable -- a little sleepy ... and unsteady on her feet but comfortable. Two ativan 's still didn't knock my mother out at night but given...
    ... not give your Mom that fuzzy hang over effect that Ativan or Xanax or so many others do. I just hope that it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Trazodone Tylenol Xanax haldol

  11. how do you ... 23rd November 2009
    ... my sister to feel otherwise and so when she had the Ativan she didn't always use it and when she did, it caused...

  12. All good things ..... 6th November 2009
    ... pitcher. Nobody could get close enough to him to get an ativan into him. He was in the throws of one of his paranoid ... intervention. A huge bowl of strawberry ice cream with Ativan topping. Just before I arrived the ice cream punched ... down to eat it. That did calm him somewhat and the ativan crunch topping did it's job in short order. He was...

  13. Rough day today. 26th October 2009
    ... nurse is right, prescription sleeping pills and even ativan of xanax tends to make them more confused later. ...
    ... difference with a few doses. As for the Xanax (or Ativan which is the same classification of medication) they ... have been on those as well. Dad in particular showed Ativan agitation which is a common side effect. I have yet...
    ... difference with a few doses. As for the Xanax (or Ativan which is the same classification of medication) they ... have been on those as well. Dad in particular showed Ativan agitation which is a common side effect. I have yet...
    ... though mom was relaxed, the nurse gave her the first Ativan she has ever needed and we have been carrying those...
    ... the papers down to the nurse and she said no more Ativan had been given to mom because she showed no signs...
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  14. ozaxepam suitable for people with dementia? 19th October 2009
    ... have less side effect than the older benzos such as Ativan and Xanax which are not recommended for the elderly...
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  15. Just checking in 17th October 2009
    ... That is exactly what happened to Dad with the Ativan that he got in the hospital Dorri. He does have a...

  16. I'm back..(how soon can I leave again?) 13th September 2009
    ... calmed her down a bit..a tiny bit..almost gave her the ativan that I carry around with me but since it was about...

  17. Needing Some Advice ...Long Post ! 13th September 2009
    ... few months -- most is still the same except we have Ativan now but sister won't give her enough to knock her...

  18. Another unresponsive attack. 7th September 2009
    ... miserable? The drug of choice of most doctors is Ativan or Xanax and these are probably the worst. I wish ... to move, because of the effects of a super dose of Ativan . What we need is more research and testing of existing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  19. Yet another crazy hospital vist. 6th September 2009
    ... I returned they had given him a massive dose of iv ativan . Then they came in and gave him another before I ... there and I said they had given Dad two heavy doses of Ativan which explained his drugged stupor. He was further ... infuriated. With the massive doses of Ativan we would not watch for the tell tell symptoms of head ... release Dad if the facility would take him back in his ativan stupor. I had no doubt they would but called for...
    ... because he was still sleeping off the overdose of Ativan they gave him. As for his head injury, we had no ... neurological vitals when he was comatose from excessive ativan . And how did I rate his care.... you people just ... why the IV was ever put in. I want to know why the ativan was administered and who ordered both since the neurologist ... t come in the room and the patient is out of it on ativan . Then I want to find out what their restraint ... that they chose to put in the IV and administer the ativan . Sister 2 was there but she was unaware of the decisions ... physician to approve the order for the standard dosage of ativan for aggression with no regard to his dementia or the...
    ... and on his feet which meant he was coming out of his Ativan induced semi consiousness. It was good that he was...
    ... you will learn what meds he reacts to in which way. Ativan aggitates my Dad. Even though he is "out of it" he ... takes a long time to get this med out of his system. Ativan and Xanax are both part of the Benzodiazipene family...
    ... wondering if the neurologist meant for Dad to have an oran ativan and the nurse just assumed IV. I told the rep...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  20. Sundowner's syndrome+Alzheimers 24th August 2009
    ... do anything to get her to go to bed. It took Ativan but even that wasn't strong enough to induce sleep ... Mom's antics, I so contemplated giving Mom 4 or more Ativan tablets (I never did, but thought about it). I have...
    ... early and sometimes it was morning. He also received Ativan , We called it the 4 pm happy pill. On the worst...

  21. Another weird behavior. 21st August 2009
    ... progressive but we or should I said Sister chose to use the Ativan as an excuse to her falls saying "I may have given...

  22. Going downhill fast!! 21st August 2009
    ... her something that will calm her down. Not a PRN ativan or Xanax which is reactive. You give that after she...
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  23. UP and down 19th August 2009
    ... her undivided attention 24/7. We ended up getting Ativan for my mother but it truly wasn't enough. She did ... The doctor told sister she can give her up to 4 Ativan s but my sister never gave her more than two. In...
    ... medications available that will help your Dad. Xanax or Ativan are probably the first ones they will try but I have...
    ... half hour is about how long it takes the Xanax or Ativan to work. Sometimes a little longer if they are really...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  24. Living with us...the update... 20th June 2009
    ... s the difference" Well, because the sedative ( ativan ) wasn't strong enough to knock a horse down and my...

  25. Mom escaped from LTC 15th June 2009
    ... against the rules, we talk about Namenda, Aricept, Ativan and other medicines all the time. We aren't here ... experienced by our loved ones. My mother was given Ativan for her anxiety but for the most part, remember she...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT namenda

  26. need some med help, please 31st May 2009
    ... her daughter. Lorazepam is the generic name for Ativan . Both of my parents have PRN prescriptions for Lorazepam ... effectiveness of the anti anxiety drugs (Xanax, Valium, Ativan , or Oxazepam which are the usual ones prescribed) ... Dad has always done well on his small dosage of PRN Ativan . I am sure I have muddied the water more than...
    ... to all Lorazapam ( Ativan ) was given to my mother many years ago and it worked...
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  27. Tag teamed!!! 31st May 2009
    ... 30 this morning. Dad was on a rampage and the PRN Ativan was not helping at all. He was going after Mom and...

  28. Kleenex and rocks 27th May 2009
    ... spinning out of control. Right now they are both on Ativan . It works a lot better for Dad than Mom... 1/2 pill...
    ... back into his routine quickly. I understand that Ativan and other similar meds may not work in Alz patients...

  29. Locked facility 18th May 2009
    ... awful lot of anger in her. She is on a low dose of ativan . They watch her closely for UTI's as she no sooner...

  30. Medical eval!! 6th May 2009
    ... med trail. It appears that Mom was given Geodon and Ativan at the hospital, at the time they restrained her,...
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  31. She's flipping out. 23rd April 2009
    ... would "make mom a zombie" so they gave her .5mg of Ativan only it wasn't enough to stop the sundowning issues...

  32. Sometimes I feel like a walking zombie caring for my parents 6th April 2009
    ... a sedative that will knock him out. the .05mg of Ativan while deceasing agitation, does nothing to keep them...
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  33. Mom and Dad moving 2nd April 2009
    ... I am going to further investigate the times of her ativan to see if I can make a connection there. Pauline...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT namenda

  34. Lewy Body Dementia 16th February 2009
    ... the half life of the drug. Some meds like Xanax and Ativan or a sleeping pill can work in 20 to 30 minutes but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  35. Mom is in the hospital in Urgent Care. 13th February 2009
    ... was on so much diuretic. They also discontinued the ativan they gave her yesterday because she was so out of...

  36. what other med helps alzheimer's sleep when psychotic med doesn't work? 10th February 2009
    ... reverse reaction. he is like a wild man when given ativan and risperdal doesn't work. my father doesn't close...
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  37. My mother convinced daddy is still alive 29th January 2009
    ... mom has been in an AS Liv for two weeks now and on ativan and celexa. She is fine when on these drugs. She accepts ... the situation. When not on the ativan she gets very upset. yesterday was the first day...
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  38. God help me, I lost my temper with Mom 28th January 2009
    ... moment we cannot visit her. She is on a mild dose of ativan , temporarily, til she accepts the situation. My...
    ... Upatnight you need a sedative for sleep but don't make it Ativan because my mother was able to 'break through' and...

  39. Saga is slowly and painfully coming to a close, but I need help or answers 21st January 2009
    ... attempts to get out of bed when she was under the Ativan sedative. One .05mg pill not enough to keep Mom down...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Fosamax namenda

  40. Combative patient options 18th January 2009
    ... these boards sooner. Dad has been on Seroquel and Ativan from July till the incident. We did have him admitted...
    ... incidents from occuring with the staff. They are holding Ativan right now so it will be easier to send him to nursing...
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  41. How I wish it would all go away, but it won't anytime soon 8th January 2009
    ... the aspirin, water pill and the occasional sedative ( Ativan ) She says emother finds it in the bottom of the Ensure...
    ... also fell last night after my sister gave her the two Ativan tablets so Sister feels guilty. But at that moment...
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  42. Bad day rant... 8th January 2009
    ... hands on the top of it. When the doctor prescribed Ativan (see one former message string where I said "Mother...

  43. A Quest for Information 6th January 2009
    ... herself in mirrors so we have blankets over them. Ativan was prescribed in .05 mg dosage and we can give Mother...
    ... herself in mirrors so we have blankets over them. Ativan was prescribed in .05 mg dosage and we can give Mother...

  44. I have a question 11th December 2008
    ... her wired throughout the day, so much so that the Ativan doesn't last as long as it may if she wasn't taking...
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  45. first post, serious question 9th December 2008
    ... discussion with my sister about Mom's Namenda and Ativan . I truly want to take her off the meds for a while...
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  46. Mom's Medical Woes 6th December 2008
    ... hand and got her calmed down. The doctor put her on Ativan for the Anxiety. Then this afternoon they moved her...

  47. husband on two dementia meds 5th December 2008
    ... sister does it all day and yet she won't give Mom the Ativan sedative because she said it makes Mom too sleepy...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT

  48. medication changes after moving to new home 29th November 2008
    ... aggressive, screaming, etc. Here she was only on .5mg of Ativan for anxiety. That was it. (except for namenda, aricept ... medications. I forgot to say that they took her off her Ativan . Makes no sense to me at all. I'm going to talk...
    ... were. This is frustrating to her. The need for the ativan before was her inability to cope with a known environment ... on fire? one of the other posters wrote about Ativan and Xanax... and that they were not appropriate for ... were better. This may be why they took her off the ativan . I do believe lithium is a mood stabilizer often...
    ... Ativan is not a suitable drug for dementia patients, Ativan is aometimes used when a quick calming effect is needed...
    ... should not be prescibed for persons with Dementia, Ativan and Xanax are two of those drugs....
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  49. Saturday's time for the Non Care-giver 23rd November 2008
    ... couldn't sit still. So my Sister left me with an Ativan tablet, I crushed it and put it within Vanilla Pudding...

  50. why do dementia symtoms worsen? 22nd November 2008
    ... Mother is fighting everything. I tried to give her the ativan to calm her down because Sister couldn't get any food...

  51. Is your loved one under the care of a Neurologist? 13th November 2008
    ... AD patients, the two I have seen mentioned here are Ativan and Xanax. I am aware that Ativan is sometimes given ... patient should not be on a regular regimen of either Ativan or Xanax. Both drugs work exactly the opposite of...
    ... with new research. I didn't know about the Xanax and Ativan . Both parents have PRN Ativan... but something different...
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  52. Husband has Alzheimer's and startng to wonder at 3 AM 12th November 2008
    ... to take him off of it. He just simply has a 4:30 ativan and a prn ativan that is given when he needs it. ...

  53. Okay so here's the latest . . . 11th November 2008
    ... a 45 minute to an hour battle. Dr. gave mother ativan prescription (lightest dose) since sister didn't want ... hand it to you. So everyone. We'll see how the ativan works. She's to give it to her when she's agitated...
    ... that you were there and could give the real story. Ativan works well for Dad and Mom takes it in combination...
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  54. Who are we? 14th October 2008
    ... depressents and 2 anti psychotic drugs. They stopped the ativan she had been on for years as it was causing her depression...
    ... will say that we have taken both Mom and Dad off the Ativan . It was causing more problem than it was helping...
    ... uti plus the big med change was taking her off the ativan she had taken for years. It seemed to clear up the...
    ... hospitalization in May was a HUGE step down for her. Ativan can be addictive and you will see changes in bahavior ... when they are taken off Ativan , Xanax, or any of the Benzos. I have found that Ativan...
    ... that you have had luck with? I know she had been on ativan for years for nerves and her Aug. hospital stay they ... depressents. I just wonder if maybe a little of the ativan would be good. Guess thats one thing to ask the dr...
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  55. Anybody live with a Control Freak? 21st September 2008
    ... outburst. My dad was a bit that way at home and a PRN ativan or xanax worked wonders. My other suggestion is to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  56. aggitation.... what to do 21st September 2008
    ... mg of antidepressant was upped to 100 mg. Her PRN ativan was made a standing order with an additional PRN....

  57. Dear ladies, I need a sympathetic ear....... 20th August 2008
    ... called the facility Friday afternoon and ordered a PRN Ativan after Mom called her. Mom called me yesterday to ... nversation. So I called the facility and requested her prn ativan and called Sister 4. That is when I found out it ... Even if we take the edge off her rants with the prn ativan as soon as the effects wear off she is right back...
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  58. Mom's rants.... 11th July 2008
    ... stay there. She wanted to take Dad home to die. An Ativan or two (Dad's) later she calmed down but was still ... anger while he feeds off hers. I just hope the dual Ativan helped and tomorrow is another day. She has been...
    ... illogical reactions. My next question is.... why is Mom's ativan PRN and Dad's is not. Mom is the one that needs it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT namenda

  59. refusing to bathe.......help 10th July 2008
    ... in a NH. The physician prescribe another dose of Ativan prior to the shower but that was hit and miss proposition...

  60. Please help me! 8th July 2008
    ... who was so much better when she took her prescribed Ativan ; it was like night and day. I'm sorry your family...
    ... will go to speak with the doctor and inquire about ativan . thank you again. i am wondering if there is a local...

  61. Appt with memory clinic 1st June 2008
    ... coaster your Mom is on. Something as simple as a prn ativan or xanax worked wonders for Dad. I am sure they are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  62. New with vasular dementia 28th May 2008
    ... Xanax for those really anxious nights. Now he is on Ativan and Remeron along with the Namenda and Aricept. The...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Remeron Seroquel Xanax namenda

  63. Crying.... 24th May 2008
    ... fix) maybe it would help to try an anti-anxiety like Ativan (lasts two or three hours, maybe for occasional use...
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  64. ALZ and depression 18th April 2008
    ... have recently upped the dosage. She also has prn Ativan and a sleeping pill. Dad is also on Remeron and prn ... Ativan but doesn't need a sleeping pill.... he sleeps like...
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  65. Updates on - "Issues with family because of dad's AD" 18th February 2008
    ... Seroquel 75 mg daily, and they've given him shots of Ativan 1 mg a few times already for his aggitation. Does ... that sound like it may be too much? The Ativan is because he became violent. I'm not sure what happened ... a pretty bad altercation. But they have given him Ativan for making banging noises and for coming out of his...
    ... Suicide as seroquel may not be suited to the patient. Ativan - is used to treat serious seizures that do not stop...
    ... but that is truly a low dose of the Seroquel and Ativan . As Martha says, the stress and the move are probably...
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  66. Mom is in the hospital....and now violent!! 17th February 2008
    ... seroquil, valproic acid (depakene), Chloral hydrate and ativan . He had previous experience with some of these meds...
    ... seroquil, valproic acid (depakene), Chloral hydrate and ativan . He had previous experience with some of these meds...
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  67. Very concerned About my father and the use of sedatives in care homes 14th February 2008
    ... aggitation prior to the move. They changed the Xanax to Ativan and added Seroquel. For a while he was fine but then...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  68. New development..... wondering 13th February 2008
    ... leg circulation. They took Dad off Remerol and Ativan because he was sleeping too much and then put him...
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  69. I Need Some Answers 21st December 2007
    ... dementia and put him on Seroquel in addition to the Ativan he was already on. He has not been combative since...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  70. Hoarding and family denial 3rd November 2007
    ... to help, maybe a mild anti-anxiety medication like Ativan or one of those would put his mind more at ease. ...

  71. Seroquel 15th October 2007
    ... makes it worse. They changed his 4:30 PM Xanax to Ativan and that did not help. Now they have put him on Seroquel ... at 4:30 PM and Ativan at bedtime. Does anybody have any experience with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  72. New to this board - question about Healthcare Provider Attitudes 29th August 2007
    ... a nursing home and shortly after they took her off Ativan which she had been on for forty years and put her ... in person to tell them of her history of being on Ativan and that removal seemed somewhat pointless at her...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  73. cessation of aricept 16th August 2007
    ... looking at Antianxiety med's ... Diazepam (aka Valium), Ativan (Lorazepam) and Serepax (Oxazepam) are all short acting...
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  74. Nearing Stage 7....anyone???? 15th June 2007
    ... nursing home. Shes on risperidal, wellbutrin, and ativan to control her. She doesnt talk much, doesnt eat much...
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  75. Dementia Romance 12th June 2007
    ... private room (not liking to be alone), taking her off Ativan which she has been on for several decades (taken every ... start another thread regarding the withdrawal from Ativan ). We are not trying to stop her from seeing this...

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