Dementia patient dies after being pre...

Dementia patient dies after being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs

There are 13 comments on the CBC News story from Mar 5, 2012, titled Dementia patient dies after being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs. In it, CBC News reports that:

An Edmonton woman died after being given double the prescribed dose of a powerful psychiatric drug that is not approved for patients with dementia, CBC News has learned.

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Tornado Monsokan

Thunder Bay, Canada

#1 Mar 5, 2012
Dementia is another term for alzhiemer. Its brain retardation. The main artery becomes blotted and gorged. Dementia is nothing to scoff at as the person with dementia is dangerous.
Twister Monsokan

Thunder Bay, Canada

#2 Mar 6, 2012
Actually dementia is dying tissues inside the brain of the suffering person. Exactly how they feel is unknown to me. However I have watched an alzhiemer and he tries very hard to remember and he does thing unacceptable and fearful. Very unsociable like messing himself up while using the throne i.e. toilet.
simplyobserved

Thunder Bay, Canada

#3 Mar 6, 2012
Twister Monsokan wrote:
Actually dementia is dying tissues inside the brain of the suffering person. Exactly how they feel is unknown to me. However I have watched an alzhiemer and he tries very hard to remember and he does thing unacceptable and fearful. Very unsociable like messing himself up while using the throne i.e. toilet.
and Monsokan is talking to himself again! Maybe Mosonkan should start taking medication for that illness he has?
Karen Ruff

Modesto, CA

#4 Mar 8, 2012
My mother is 86 years old and has dementia. Olanzapine was prescribed for her 3 days ago yet her dementia is getting so much worse. She is taking 2.5 mg. She is also taking medication for high blood pressure. She spends the nights talking to people who are not there and the family is at a loss. Can you offer any advice? Thank you, Karen Ruff @ kcruff@comcast.net
White Owl

Thunder Bay, Canada

#5 Mar 8, 2012
Karen Ruff wrote:
My mother is 86 years old and has dementia. Olanzapine was prescribed for her 3 days ago yet her dementia is getting so much worse. She is taking 2.5 mg. She is also taking medication for high blood pressure. She spends the nights talking to people who are not there and the family is at a loss. Can you offer any advice? Thank you, Karen Ruff @ kcruff@comcast.net
Really, you came here for mediation advice for a loved one? Seriously? Why not just head out to intercity and have a sit down in the food court? Calm yourself Cruf and call your Doctor. You know, the one who prescribed the med in the first place. It's not uncommon for people to have their med doses altered, especially with olanzepine or other antipsychotics.

Since: May 11

On Your Back!

#6 Mar 8, 2012
Try the food court at VictoriaVille instead. You can get a great burger and make a deal under the table at the same time!
Bigfoot Researcher

Rochester, NY

#7 Mar 12, 2012
Maybe these people were having the early stages of being Wendigo

“Selling”

Since: Mar 12

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#8 Mar 12, 2012
its a hard knock life
Beatnuck

Hazelton, Canada

#9 Mar 28, 2012
Sometimes zyprexa is prescribed to elderly patients who are not suffering from dementia. These patients are not at all dangerous or mentally ill but admittedly "unpleasant."
The quickest way for a senior in care to be prescribed a chemical restraint is to complain about the quality of care you are receiving. My client was in her 80s, had no history of mental illness, and showed no signs of dementia (her memory was fine). However, after she developed serious pressure sores and began complaining about them, she was prescribed zyprexa. When the family found out and demanded the patient be taken off zyprexa, the doctors had her committed under the Mental Health Act.
The administrator of the long care facility was particularly angry with the patient for firing her doctor and "refusing medical treatment" (i.e. refusing to take zyprexa). But the mental health facility she was sent to said she was not mentally ill, only suffering from acute anxiety--no wonder, she was terrified that if she were sent back to the nursing home, they would give her zyprexa again!
No doctor or administrator ever acknowledged Health Canada's advisories and warnings. These people play God, they can do whatever they want, no matter how prejudicial it is to the patient's physical and mental health. They'd beat bed-ridden elderly patients with a stick if they could get away with it. "Drugs leave no bruises."
Sasquatch Monsokan

Thunder Bay, Canada

#10 Mar 29, 2012
Beatnuck wrote:
Sometimes zyprexa is prescribed to elderly patients who are not suffering from dementia. These patients are not at all dangerous or mentally ill but admittedly "unpleasant."
The quickest way for a senior in care to be prescribed a chemical restraint is to complain about the quality of care you are receiving. My client was in her 80s, had no history of mental illness, and showed no signs of dementia (her memory was fine). However, after she developed serious pressure sores and began complaining about them, she was prescribed zyprexa. When the family found out and demanded the patient be taken off zyprexa, the doctors had her committed under the Mental Health Act.
The administrator of the long care facility was particularly angry with the patient for firing her doctor and "refusing medical treatment" (i.e. refusing to take zyprexa). But the mental health facility she was sent to said she was not mentally ill, only suffering from acute anxiety--no wonder, she was terrified that if she were sent back to the nursing home, they would give her zyprexa again!
No doctor or administrator ever acknowledged Health Canada's advisories and warnings. These people play God, they can do whatever they want, no matter how prejudicial it is to the patient's physical and mental health. They'd beat bed-ridden elderly patients with a stick if they could get away with it. "Drugs leave no bruises."
Oh! That is what the pills are "invisible straitjackets". Yes! I think they are great thinks to pop and down you go to normalcy.
Waller

UK

#11 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from http://z-olanzapine.com a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.
Medewiwin

Thunder Bay, Canada

#12 Aug 1, 2013
Monkey_Rench wrote:
Try the food court at VictoriaVille instead. You can get a great burger and make a deal under the table at the same time!
Hahahahah! Welcome back to the Monkey civilization, holy! You must be ashen grey been down in the bug-out spider hole for so long. Hahahaha! You missed something as Medewiwin magicians asked Kitchhsi-manitou to show us on Earth that he is real and guess what? Out of nowhere a 10,000 ton rock appeared and knocked windows and buildings flat, oh boy! You missed a lot. Welcome back to Thunder Bay.

Actually I have something for you "Our Father who art in heaven hallow be thy name thy Kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us for thine is the kingdom and the power forever and forever.
Medewiwin

Thunder Bay, Canada

#13 Aug 1, 2013
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She is a Canadian Indian enjoying life as Jay Treaty Indian working in the United States.

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