Dementia, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other cognitive disabilities, is usually caused by Alzheimer’s. But there are many other causes of Dementia. Dementia medication is a very important part of care for people with Dementia. Without it, their symptoms can worsen, making the journey through Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia much more difficult for them.
But what’s the best approach to treating these symptoms? What are some of the commonly used medications? How do you know if they’re working? Is there anything else that might help in conjunction with medication? Here are some tips on how to use them wisely:
Don’t Skip Doses
You shouldn’t skip doses. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the lost dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Medications work best when taken regularly. This is why you must take your medication at the same time each day. Do not take more than one dose at one time to make up for missed doses.
Carefully Follow Instructions On The Container Or Prescription Label
It’s important to follow the instructions on the container or prescription label. The following are some tips for taking your medicine:
- If you have any questions about how to take your medicine, talk with a doctor or pharmacist. This can help ensure that you are using it properly.
- If you’re not sure about something, ask someone for help—a family member, friend, or Dementia caregiver who can be there to remind you when it’s time to take your next dose is ideal.
Ask Questions About Any Side Affects You Might Experience And How Best To Manage Them
When prescribed a new medication, it is important to ask questions about any side effects you might experience and how best to manage them. You should also be sure to tell your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects from the treatment. Side effects can arise anytime during treatment, even months or years after starting treatment.
Keep a diary of everything that happens when you take your medicine and keep this diary with you at all times so that if there is an emergency, the paramedics can see what medicines were being taken by the patient in case this gives them clues as to why they had an allergic reaction or another adverse event.
Keep A Record Of Your Medications, So You Don’t Forget
Everyone knows that it’s important to take their medication as prescribed. But what if you’ve forgotten to take your pills because of a hectic schedule, or if they’ve been lost in transit? You may be tempted to give up on the meds and wait for your next doctor’s appointment. However, this could lead to serious health consequences later down the road.
By keeping a record of all your medications and their dosages, you can avoid missing a single dose and causing problems with your health. Make sure you have enough medication for the entire duration of treatment (this will vary depending on each drug) so that even if some go missing, there won’t be any gaps in treatment time due to a lack of supplies. If you are taking a new drug whose effects haven’t been fully researched yet—or one that has only been used on animals—make sure someone else can ensure those medicines are taken properly; otherwise, they may do more harm than good!
Dementia medications are a good option for many people with the condition, but you have to be disciplined about taking them for them to work.
If you have any questions about dementia medication, please contact us at your comfort level. One of our experienced professionals would be happy to assist you with this important decision.