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    megz38 posted:
    my grandmother is 90 and in the latter stages of alzheimers. her neurologist doesnt help, he actually talks about what is going on in his life at every visit. i dont feel like seeing a doctor every few months is going to help our situation any. my question is how important is it to continue seeing the dr and taking the medication?
     
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    cjh1203 responded:
    Hello-

    What medication is she taking? If it's something like Aricept of Namenda and she's in the late stages of the disease, those medications are probably not doing any good at this point. Have you asked her doctor if she can come off them?

    I'm not sure if she still needs to see a neurologist, given how advanced her disease is. If you have another doctor who can oversee her care, and whom you have more confidence in, maybe you can just turn her care over to that person. There can be many complications from Alzheimer's, so she definitely needs a doctor to keep an eye on her, but it may not have to be a neurologist.

    Best wishes-
    Carol


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