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Managing Medicines For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Some medicines allow people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more comfortable and independent for a longer time. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Consider these tips to help manage medicines forContinue reading “Managing Medicines For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease”

Alcohol and Medicines—What You Need to Know

Many medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, can be dangerous when mixed with alcohol. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can safely drink alcohol whenever you get a new prescription or start a new over-the-counter medicine. Here are some examples of problems caused by mixing alcohol with certain medicines. If you take aspirin and drink,Continue reading “Alcohol and Medicines—What You Need to Know”

Managing Medicines for a Person with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Here are some tips to help you manage medications for someone with Alzheimer’s disease: Make a complete list of medications. The list should show the name ofContinue reading “Managing Medicines for a Person with Alzheimer’s”