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  1. Bad breath has altered my personality
    ... soon. The only thing I can think of is the medicine Aricept I started taking around the same time bb came along...

  2. New AD patient
    ... diagnosed,I am 63 now,still hanging In there.Are you on Aricept ? I was for 4 years,but now am on Reminyl,as the Aricept...
    ... earlier after the responce to my question that I AM on Aricept but don't know if it is helping. I still seem to be...
    ... Dumb question.Why further evauation?The Aricept lasted me 4 years.I take Reminyl now,& Effexor.was...
    ... eurologist. It's free to me so why not? I do not think that Aricept is doing me too much good. Get lapses of forgetfulness...

  3. Didnt know where to post this PLZ READ - Whats wrong with my Grandma??
    ... her. Get her to a Dr. too - they have new meds like Aricept , etc... to help with memory loss. ------------...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. PS(Phosphatidylserine) for short-term memory loss and focus?
    ... Vitamin B Complex in varying dosages, Ginko Biloba, aricept , effexor, strattera, provigil, many different food...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. respidol
    ... My mother has only been on respidol and aricept for 2 months and she is now ill. can anyone tell me...

Incontinence board

  1. Advice please on beginnings of incontinence?
    ... diagnosed almost 2 years ago and has been taking 5 mcg Aricept since diagnosis. My MIL is still in denial and...
    ... that solved. Then she had bad reactions to both Aricept and Namenda (tried at different times) causing such...
    ... MY MIL has been on aricept for almost 2 years, does anyone know if side effects...
    ... am not mistaken gastrointestional side effects from aricept are usually at the beginning and get better with time...

Skin Problems board

  1. Capillaries bursting on arms causing...
    ... medications are: Depakote 2000 mg, Keppra 2000 mg, Aricept 5 mg, Amantadine 100 mg, Paxil 50 mg, Zyrtec 25 mg...

Back Problems board

  1. pain patch????
    ... of surgery if at all possible. he has me taking 2 aricept daily (if needed). they really only help at night...
    ... BTW I'm curious why would your doctor put you on Aricept ? Isn't it supposed to be for alzheimers? It's the...
    ... i don't believe i said aricept !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my aunt has alzheimer's and SHE is ... on aricept . my doctor has me on ULTRASET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. 68 year-old with Alzhiemers....what to do
    ... she was doing. She was slipping fast despite the Aricept and Namenda. She felt confined to the house because...
    ... of adjusting, but now she is as happy as a calm, on Aricept , has a licensed companion who she goes out with frequently...

  2. Husband has Alzheimer's and startng to wonder at 3 AM
    ... worse pills to give to anyone. He is on Namenda and Aricept . Do you have power of attorney for him? Yes...
    ... control the sundowning. If you will give him his Aricept and one Nameda at bedtime along with Seroquel, it ... the afternoon and 75 mg at bedtime along with the Aricept and one Namenda. This is a larger dose of Seroquel...

  3. Mother calls the psychiatrist "CRAZY"!
    ... for a 3 month follow-up appointment. She was given Aricept in August and the psychiatrist wanted to see how everything...
    ... the doctor who diagnosed Dementia. Started her on Aricept and later Namenda. But nothing helped, Mom went downhill...

  4. Okay so here's the latest . . .
    ... any better and won't. My sister actually thought aricept stops the progression and the patient doesn't get ... things such as a diaretic, they were able to change the aricept for a patch to eliminate a lot of the battles sister...
    ... sister may have about Alzheimers. She wanted to believe Aricept had brought it to a standstill. She doesn't want to...

  5. New here! Caring for loved one...
    ... I was told that Aricept and Namenda may work for a few months at the beginning...
    ... decisions. I agree with Martha on the Namenda and Aricept . The latest research says that Aricept is more effective ... If you do a web search on namenda effectiveness or aricept effectiveness you will see the fuzzy conclusions....

  6. Does your loved one "know" they have dementia?
    ... right Once she was reading her prescription bottle of Aricept and after reading it she said to me this is what they...

  7. Geriatric Specialist, my eye!
    ... said to me: "Alzheimers. Nursing home. We can try Aricept and Namenda, but not likely to help." We did, they...

  8. Need advise PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
    ... tells me that it may be the 'booster' pill for the Aricept that she gives her twice a day -- in the morning and...
    ... Mom and Dad both take namenda and aricept and it doesn't seem to effect their sleep pattern ... but I have seen no significant change because of the aricept . As for the bathroom issues.... I have not had...

  9. Alzheimer's Disease & Aricept
    ... found us. Both of my parents are currently on Aricept along with Namenda. So far there has be no compelling ... Hospice then she is well advanced in her disease. Aricept , and all other dementia medication, will only slow ... be the determining factor in what to do about the Aricept . Again.... welcome to our little corner of insanity...
    ... your Mom is in Hospice, she is at the point where Aricept isn't going to be of any help to her. IT is primarily...
    ... comfortable - pain drugs, sleeping pills if needed. Aricept has some slowing down effect if given early enough...
    ... My Mom took Aricept in the beginning...at that time (10 yrs. ago) we were...

  10. Can this help?
    ... or heard of this? She is on namenda twice aday & aricept to. Which the pharmacist said is pretty high doses...
    ... you don't have another one in mind. Namenda and Aricept are the two major drugs used to slow down the progression...
    ... new doctor. Mom and Dad are both on Namenda and Aricept . I'm not sure if either is doing Dad any good because...

  11. Feeling down and just want to talk
    ... Depends at all times. She would have to give her Aricept daily as my mom can't keep her meds straight. My...

  12. Need advice re: mom
    ... care for them. A quick diagnosis and getting her on Aricept gave them 6 more good years in their home here with...

  13. Who are we?
    ... them. He confirmed the diagnosis and started MIL on Aricept , which I really believe slowed the disease for about...

  14. Need drug info help
    ... We just found out that my MIL is taking aricept (10 mg) and Effexor XR (150 mg). She is only 68 and...
    ... and an anti depressant/anti anxiety medication and Aricept is to slow the progression of Alzheimer. The Effexor ... they have found some signs of dementia.... thus the Aricept . As I said before the Effexor XR was the first anti...

  15. mother--paranoid behavior
    ... my mother in tears. She has recently been put on Aricept but this behavior continues. My family is at a loss...
    ... disease with no cure and no way to make it better. Aricept claims to slow the progress of the disease but it...

  16. New to this board and need help w/ my dad...
    ... probably about stage 5-6 now. He's on the usual meds.... Aricept , Namenda (sp??). He's far worse physically than...

  17. Another week in Edinburgh
    ... 7 The GP has decided that she is to go back on aricept . This is after the fact that they took her off it...
    ... do wonder why the physician would put her back on aricept after being off for two week. Why did they take her...

  18. Dear ladies, I need a sympathetic ear.......
    ... sever dementia (with clinical depression), put on both Aricept and Namenda, and we hired a sitter to stay with Mom...

  19. Could she have something else too?
    ... been this way for several years now. She's been on Aricept ever since she was diagnosed and she started taking...

  20. Help meeting w dr about mothers meds, need advice
    ... her doctor several times regarding getting her on aricept he blows me off but i have been persistant and not...
    ... for her at this stage of her disease. As for the Aricept , it won't turn back the clock and only promises to...
    ... mprovement, only a steady worsening. Later they tried both Aricept (caused non stop diarrhea) and Namenda (no change...
    ... directions or eat on his own. A doctor also put dad on Aricept and Namenda at the early stages of the disease. I...

  21. when is it time to come off of Namenda?
    ... happend if you take her off! she was never put on Aricept or anyting with it just the Namenda! in the beggining...
    ... shoes Happy. Both or my parents are on Namenda and Aricept . Dad's dementia is vascular (misdiagnosed as ALZ...
    ... Navy"]We had Mom on Namenda after she had been on Aricept . We saw some improvement, but it didn't last long...
    ... My dear MIL was put on Aricept at the time of her diagnosis with Alzheimers in 2002 ... the relatively early diagnosis and getting her on Aricept right away was key to doing exactly what Aricept claims ... not to try Namenda, neither in combination with the Aricept or on its own once the Aricept stopped working. MIL...
    ... You are probably right Shell. Giving the Aricept early is when it makes the most difference. We were ... dementia consistent with ALZ. Even taking Namenda and Aricept both, by her second evaluation her disease had progressed...
    ... DH was on Aricept for a few years, and then Namenda with the Aricept ... little clearer for a few months with the Namenda. Aricept claims to delay progression, so we couldn't tell if...
    ... making a whole lot of difference. She is still on Aricept ; has beenn for 3 years. Two years ago, we tried to ... doctor says that most patients take a combination of Aricept and Namenda, and that they work better together, but...

  22. Namenda Question
    ... grandmother, age 90, Stage 5 Alzheimers, has been taking Aricept for 3 yrs. and Namenda for 2. She had a stomach virus ... her meds for several days. I started giving her the Aricept again a few days ago, but not the Namenda because...
    ... diagnosis which was the time she started the Namenda and Aricept . But it has been since that time that she began having...
    ... My Mom has been on Aricept from 2/08 to present. In late May 08, we met ... her regarding Namenda. She is still taking 10mg Aricept and that is all.... She has been stable but is...
    ... every patient is different. For my Mom its a NO for aricept or namenda. Chris...

  23. there is hope!
    ... August. Wednesday is the last day that our mum has her aricept . This will be an interesting period. She has deteriorated...

  24. Care Facility
    ... be getting a little worse. She is taking 10MG Aricept , and it is helping her a lot. My Spouse goes over...

  25. taking aricept if you don't have alzheimer's
    ... years ago when my Mom was diagnosed...she was put on Aricept . We were told at that time this was a 9-month medication...
    ... The neurologist who prescribed aricept , and then some months later namenda for my husband ... work but wouldn't do any harm either. Neither the aricept or namenda made the slightest difference, after a...
    ... pre-disposition' to alz, that she would presribe me aricept now (I am 48, with no symptoms, mom is 83, with stage ... Your post is the first I saw of anyone else taking aricept before dx w/alz. If anyone knows anything about...
    ... side effects it had on my Mom, I would stay away from Aricept with a 10 foot pole -- 20 feet if you don't even have ... to me in my 80s! Besides, didn't we all hear that Aricept only works for something like 7 months? You would...
    ... asked About it is the doctor has given my father aricept and told him that his testing came out pretty good...
    ... response. As I mentioned before...my Mom's time on Aricept was only for the 9 months recommended. My FIL also ... had the 9mo Aricept treatment...MIL was given Reminyl (made from daffodil...
    ... any major side effects that we can determine from Aricept or Namenda. I am not sure it was effective in doing...

  26. Wont sleep - help
    ... This is my first time. My mother is being weaned off aricept . She is also taking Paroxitine. She wont sleep,...

  27. Mom's rants....
    ... even worse for my Mom. I am close to requesting her Aricept and Namenda be ceased. I truly believe it is unfair...

  28. question about alzheimer's disease
    ... when in fact he has Vascular Dementia. He was put on Aricept and Namenda though neither are for his type of dementia...

  29. Importance of testing...
    ... Her decline is shocking since we (my dad) cut her Aricept in half (we suspected the running sores she was getting ... to be caused by the Aricept ), in spite of my earlier comments about her apparent ... neurologist for 'care'? I mean those 2 drugs (Namenda and Aricept ) are all that's out there for them, right? (Dad is...
    ... Drugs for AD currently available are Namenda and Aricept ; neither did a thing for my Mom and we stopped them...
    ... dementia that there is only palliaitive care available. Aricept is, at best, only a short term answer. If she has...

  30. Husband with Alzheimer's
    ... After the visit to the neurologist he was put on Aricept & Namenda but I also requested an anti-depressant...
    ... much Janie, I appreciate all of your ideas. He's on Aricept and it sure helps. He had a cousin with Picks and...

  31. fish oils and how much should I take ?
    ... beginning stages of Alzheimer's. She has refused to take Aricept and I heard that fish oils help with Alzheimer's....

  32. suggestions for mom struggling w/ mother w/ alzheimer's
    ... she is on the two main ones that are on the market -- Aricept i am almost positive she is still on---She also has...

  33. Looking for advice
    ... worse no matter what you do. The current medications, aricept and namenda, are both the most effective if given...

  34. refuse to help himself
    ... memory...Hah! Even the TV commercials..(especially Aricept ones) show the patient as happy and content..again...
    ... Don't you just love the Aricept commercial with the two daughters that obviouslyl ... bickering and the loved one acting out. Speaking of Aricept . Mom and Dad's doctor has mentioned that we might ... start thinking about taking them both off the Aricept and Namenda. Because of Dad's type of Dementia (Vascular...
    ... [COLOR="Navy"]Deb, I took Mom off of Aricept and Namenda, and Dad. The doctor felt that it wasn ... her decline when we removed them. We had dad on Aricept for awhile, We took him off of it. I don't think that...
    ... forgoodnesssake. No point in 10mg at dad's age. Aricept ? Made him nauseated, and it's all I can do to get...

  35. Aricept/Namenda
    ... that, he encouraged us to either pull back on the aricept , discontinue the namenda (if the GP agreed). This ... meds the same but stopping Namenda and cutting the Aricept to half (every other day...and yeah, I know my dad ... week since she started the prednisone and halved the Aricept . (Doctor highly suspected Aricept, and or Namenda ... as the immuno-guy suggested we do)--to monitor the Aricept (if we even continue with it). Have any of you heard...

  36. dementia drugs
    ... They tried both Aricept and Namenda on my Mom. There was no effect except...
    ... Mom and Dad are both on Aricept and Nameda. Neither of them have had any side effects...
    ... diagnosed with Pick's and was put on both Namenda & Aricept as they were the only drugs available. Prior to his...
    ... combination it's heaven :-) With the Namenda and Aricept it's hard to tell because it doesn't cure ALZ or make...
    ... My grandmother, 90 years old, has been taking Aricept for 3 years, and Namenda for two for her Alzheimer ... and sundowning when I asked the Dr. to put her on Aricept . Within two weeks the dementia was gone, although ... asked the Dr. to put her on Namenda along with the Aricept .. After a few weeks the sundowning was gone again ... meds, and I know she would not still be home. Aricept causes her some stomach queasiness, and a little loss...

  37. New with vasular dementia
    ... was also on seroquel for a while along with namenda, aricept , and a PRN Xanax for those really anxious nights. ... is on Ativan and Remeron along with the Namenda and Aricept . The meds may or may not have helped his delusions...

  38. Crying....
    ... first diagnosed he was on an antidepressant along with Aricept & Namenda and he still had periods of crying but they...

  39. Seroquel/Guardianship
    ... Seroquel to go along with his other meds, ie. Namenda, Aricept , Trazadone. Does anyone have any experience with...

  40. moms incomptent
    ... has been to a nuro. Her regular doc had put her on aricept , the nuro uped to dose, then when she went back to...

  41. Worried and long distance!!
    ... Very familiar. Aricept is a medication given to Dementia victims. It supposedly ... prevent eventual worsening. If someone prescribed Aricept , he already has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease...

  42. Don't Know What to Do About My Mom
    ... talked to her on the phone. We found out that she's on Aricept and an antidepressant. I looked up Aricept and it...
    ... is not going to be able to live alone much longer. Aricept is given to help keep an alzheimer patient at the...
    ... there is a diagnosis of dementia if your Mom is on Aricept . If she does have dementia she may not be able to...

  43. medication against Alzheimer
    ... anything newer than the two that have been in use. Aricept and Namenda. Both of those are used to stabelize the...
    ... My grandmother has been on Aricept for 3 yrs. and Namenda for two. These drugs seem...

  44. mom came for visit
    ... Today, she takes it with orange juice...and the Aricept too. My mom lives alone, I go on Mon/Tues to spend...

  45. What's wrong with my Mom?
    ... for you and you will need help dealing with her. Aricept and Namenda are medication that do not cure the illness...
    ... underwear back in the dresser, etc. Then she was put on Aricept . TOO late! Then they tried Namenda. Too late. ...

  46. New to this board
    ... Mom is 84 years old and has dementia. She is taking aricept and her Drs. just put her on respitol, she is not...
    ... depth feel for where she is at, and to ask about the Aricept meds she is taking. A coworker has a mom who has ... Dementia and she was just given Aricept as well. This is all the help I can be, and that I ... knew that! :) If you do a search for Dementia or Aricept here, you might find the info you are looking for...
    ... experience and knowledge that has surely helped me. Aricept is one of the few medications that are approved for ... progression of the disease. Both Mom and Dad are on Aricept as well as Namenda and don't seem to have any adverse...
    ... AD for several years before he passed away. He took Aricept for several years and it helped him. His mind was...
    ... Hi. My father in law has Alzheimers and was on both Aricept and rispardol at one stage. First of all a lot depends...

  47. What the stroke did to my mom
    ... strokes over the years. The doctor added Namenda to the aricept - and she is on other heart meds. Can a stroke change...

  48. Mom is in the hospital....and now violent!!
    ... home and very coherent and cooperative. He's been on Aricept for almost 5 years. Neither of my in-laws were...
    ... home and very coherent and cooperative. He's been on Aricept for almost 5 years. Neither of my in-laws were...

  49. New development..... wondering
    ... found out that Dad had been switched from Namenda and Aricept to Cerfolin even though he has anemia and a history...
    ... She is on her sugar control medication, namenda, aricept , and her antidepressant (reduced by half). They were...

  50. new, frustrated, UGHH
    ... children (imaginary) keep her up all night..She is on Aricept , Nemenda, an antidepresent I can think of off the...

  51. what would happen if alzheimer was left untreated
    ... and die. Much the same prognosis as cases where Aricept or other drugs are used to put off worsening by a ... that can cure it. My Mom tried some of the drugs, Aricept and Namenda, and both had worse side effects than...
    ... except in the early/mid stages with the options of aricept , namenda etc, which only puts of the inevitable. ...
    ... My dad is on Namenda and Aricept . He is probably in the late middle stages. He no ... doctor decided to take dad off of the namenda and aricept because he was in the later stages. (He was hospitalized...

  52. Enbrel, Anyone?
    ... like depression. Her doctors should be discussing Aricept or similar drugs with you both, for example. There...
    ... drug in the same family. My DH couldn't tolerate Aricept , for example, but Reminyl worked better for him....

  53. Elexon and other meds- info. please
    ... confusion got a bit worse so the dr. took her off aricept and put her on elexon the other day. Does anyone have...

  54. Need some advice - family history of Alzheimer's
    ... from health magazines when she should have been on Aricept and Namenda. If I see any indication in myself I...

  55. Caretaker for gramie:-(
    ... Jul, medication may not help. Aricept acted like a wonder drug for about a month with my...

  56. hearing hammering
    ... antidepressant Effexor, statin Zocore, Astelin nasal spray, Aricept and Namenda for Alz, and Metformin to regulate blood...

  57. Unrelenting screaming
    ... the prices of nursing home care? My mom tried aricept and it made her worse! but they said that might happen...

  58. Home Care - When is it needed?
    ... unable to walk by the end of the hospital stay) and on aricept and wellubtrin. She is getting structure and interaction...

  59. new here, hope everyones experiences can answer my concern
    ... dementia. Early diagnosis and the use of drugs such as aricept or namenda can slow the progress of the disease if...

  60. Need Your Advice/MIL Alzheimers?
    ... antipsychotics--my dad was on all of these along with his Aricept or the newer AD med. They made his life much more...

  61. My grandfather
    ... doctor that something wasn't right. He was put on Aricept and eventually, Zoloft for depression. He was ok for ... a while. Aricept can only help stave off the inevitable. When things...

  62. Grandma just diagnosed
    ... reported can be disasterous). If she's taking drugs ( Aricept , Namenda or their equivalents), her illness may slow...

  63. Assisted Living vs In-Home Care...thoughts anyone?
    ... home when the psychoactive drugs (antidepressants and Aricept ) have time to work. On the plus side, she seems more...

  64. feeling helpless and distressed - please help
    ... pshycotics and anti depressive meds. they have discontinued aricept . due to the fall she had a brief visit at hospital...

  65. Aricept experience
    ... Dear Doris, The bad news is that neither Aricept nor other Alzheimer drugs can cure the disease - at ... down the rate of progression. My Mom tried both Aricept and Namenda, but the gastro intestinal side effects...
    ... Alzheimer) and Dad (vascular dementia) are both on Aricept and Namenda. It is hard to know if it is helping...

  66. Forgetting to take medications...
    ... having trouble with meds and cognitive thinking. Aricept just made my mom nauseaus so she stopped that; and...

  67. clueless
    ... some bad news the other week, Mum has been taken off aricept now as her dementia is too far advanced for it to ... news" "What?" says he "they have taken mum off the aricept " says I "Whats that??" says he. Me thinks ...HUH...
    ... good thing she is in a NH now. However, my Mom tried Aricept and also Namenda but nothing did any good. What a ... decisions. We fear that he has it too! It is true that Aricept stops working after awhile; in fact there is really...
    ... apabilities. I was a bit stunned that he didnt know what aricept is, considering our mum has mod-severe dementia and ... has left to look out for her welfare. The news that aricept has been ceased drives home the inevitibilty (sp) ... while to come to terms with it I am not sure if the aricept helped slow mums progression or not, as I dont know...


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