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Cough, congestion, breathing issues. Alzheimer's, high BP, thyroid issue, cholesterol. Taking Cipralex. Help?

My mother is 86 has Alzheimer s, high blood pressure, thyroid and cholesterol (it is ok now but she is taking Rosuvastatin (like Crestor). She has a bad cough, congestion, and breathing difficulties. She is on Eltroxin , Aricept , apo- Propranolol , Memantine, Cipralex , Coversyl and Rosuvastatin. What can I do for her now?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Dec 2014
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Alzheimer's disease is a cognitive disorder that is characterized by memory impairment, change in cognition, change in behavior. It is common after 60 years of age and risk increases with advancing age. As she is 86 then she might be having a lot of clinical symptoms.
She is on eltroxin, aripiprazole, propranolol, memantin, escitalopram, coversil and rosuvastatin. Out of these medicines aripiprazole, memantin, escitalopram have very good effect in alzheimers disease. Memantin is reported to improve cognitive decline and it also decrease progression of disease.
There is no need of more medicines. Just provide her warm supportive care. Always keep one card with all emergency contact numbers written in her pocket. Try to play with her light indoor games. Try to keep her busy in TV. Take her to walk daily.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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