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Is seroquel recommended for Alzheimer patients?

My dad has alzheimers and is 88 years old, he has had massive heart attack approx years ago and also has had prostate problems. He is now in a home and they have him on so much medication he s appearing drugged or very sleepy. My concern is all the medication he is on including antidepressants and they ve just taken him off Rispa and now they have put him on seroquel , which from what I have read should not be given to alzheimers patients. He has gone from 5 tablets a day to about 16 per day and they wonder why he is falling over all the time. Thanks, would like to hear your opinion. He has been in full time care since mid november
Mon, 17 Feb 2014
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Dear I am sorry for health your father is experiencing.
Seroquel can be used in alzhaimer desease but you should consult your neurologist about dosage.
Consult him about start using donepezil or memantine to help him in cognitive impairment.
Wish you all the best, hope my answer will help you.
Dr Eris
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Is seroquel recommended for Alzheimer patients?

Dear I am sorry for health your father is experiencing. Seroquel can be used in alzhaimer desease but you should consult your neurologist about dosage. Consult him about start using donepezil or memantine to help him in cognitive impairment. Wish you all the best, hope my answer will help you. Dr Eris