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29 January 2016 02:53 follow-up cranial

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29 January 2016 02:53
follow-upcranial dementia/Alzheimer's. How can blood-flow to the brain be increased?Read all of he on-line NIH/Dr's notes. Trying weights (1.5 lbs) on wrist with over the head lifts (5 reps each hand).Can do. Tired after. encouraging deep breaths every hour (5 reps). Organ failure not imminent.You accepted an Expert Service Offer: More Q&A Time
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
94 yr old aa fe. On 30mg sensipar x4 & 20mg glimepride x 2.
bp 135/79. pulse 76
glucose 58
administer 1 tsp raw sugar in glass of milk & 4 ritz crackers with peanut butter.
Currently resting. Glucose 78 after 20 min.
what to watch?PREVIOUS ANSWER
Dr. Phil, MD
CardiologistThanks for this question.Check again in 20 minutes.glimepiride is not a good drug for a 94 year oldtoo high risk of hypoglycemiaOTHER ACTION: STOPPED glimepiride
OTHER INDICATION: glucose 98 after 25 min. rest over.COMMENT AND FOLLOW-UP
Dr. Phil, MD
CardiologistI would keep checking every half hour for 2 hours then you can do hourly for 2 hours then normal schedule
and get her off that med ASAPBack to initial question?
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that information but I am not sure what your question is. Could you please elaborate?