Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
154 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  89
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

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
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor