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Caregiving Monday—Using Caution When Combining Medications

Caregiving Monday—Using Caution When Combining Medications

The doctor recently prescribed a several new prescriptions for GG* to start.  We slowly started these, implementing only one new pill at a time.  We waited at least one to two weeks before starting a new one. The reason we waited was because if there was a side effect to use, we wanted to know which pill was the result of the interaction.    GG has some medications that cause hallucinations as a side effect.  On one of these, we…

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Caregiving Monday—Lifeline A Life Saver

Caregiving Monday—Lifeline A Life Saver

Over the weekend, GG* gave us a good bit of excitement. We received a call from lifeline on Saturday afternoon stating that GG was not responding.  Mama headed that way, while I called a neighbor and asked her to check on GG. There are times when GG accidentally presses her lifeline or will press it due to hallucinations. We felt sure that this was why she’d pressed the lifeline this time. However, the neighbor was able to assure us that…

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