Re: Update on husband and questions about medicine
If your husband is diagnosed with alzheimers, there are several new medicine that have come out lately.
My dad is 79 and has alzheimers and parkinsons. He takes Aricept for his alz. He has been on this medicine for about 3 years. I worked at first - meaning that it kept him the same as he was and he did not get any worse. Then after 1 yr. it quit working and I asked his neurologist if we could double it (10 mg. now). He said ok, sort of grudgingly. Well, that worked for about 1 1/2 yrs. Now he is now longer staying the same. He is started to get more alz. symptoms, but we are just keeping him on it, because my dad thinks that the Aricept helps.
Do you research. I know that there are probably about 5 meds, at the very least for alzheimers. So, read up.
As far as I know, there are no meds (yet) that make the AD go away or get better. They just keep the patient about the same.
Good Luck and come back and see some more.
Last edited by WannaBeFreeToRoam; 08-28-2006 at 11:34 PM.