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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. New with questions
    ... been diagnosed with Alzheimers and takes Aricept and Namenda for the last six months. Since starting these meds...
    ... being diagnosed. Initially, I thought it was the Namenda and Aricept/Reminyl, since they caused stomach upsets...

  2. Is it possible?
    ... was finally diagnosed. For a short time they tried Namenda and Aricept (no effect), and possibly something to...

  3. Another new member seeking answers
    ... taking 7 other meds in conjuction with Aricept and Namenda . Her Dr reccomended taking both as the seem to work...

  4. I am new and need some advice
    ... posts I believe she is in stage 5. The DR has her on Namenda and Aricept but the only thing they have done is to...

  5. Quick hello
    ... getting prescriptions for drugs like Aricept and Namenda , and (2) getting the formal diagnosis that may begin...

  6. Medicines
    ... you think he's being over medicated. He's taking Namenda , 10 mg., twice a day, Lorazepam (Ativan) 0.5 mg (don...

  7. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... Dear K, If the doctor prescribed Aricept or Namenda , then he does supect Dementia. If he is familiar...

  8. for martha
    ... that mom takes and the buspar helps her along with namenda , areocept, and one other pill I cant think of the...

  9. buying drugs on the net - is it wise?
    ... sleeping helps etc. In my opinion neither Ariept nor Namenda had any effect at all in my Mom, except to produce...

  10. medicine to stop wandering?
    ... course had to get up to feed him. He is on Aricept, Namenda , Zoloft , Risperdal and Trazadone. We hve already...

  11. An update on dad
    ... Dear Barb, I'm glad for your dad and I do hope the Namenda helps him. Don't work so hard that you get sick again...

  12. i cant deal with this....
    ... Is he on any medication for the AD? Aricept and Namenda may or may not help. Some people see a slowing down...

  13. anyone dealing with this???
    ... this disease or what? The doctor already has her on ( Namenda , Aerocept, buspar, something for sleeping and anxiety...

  14. Question About My Grandmother....
    ... have a question, my Grandmother is on Zyprexia, and Namenda . The Zyprexia was for her mind. She says she sees...

  15. I'm A Newbie INTRODUCTION ETC....
    ... questions about symptoms, side effects etc... She is on Namenda , and other drugs for depression, and anxiety. She...

  16. crying
    ... for over four months now, also she takes arocept, namenda , buspar, and something for anxiety and sleeping if ... that at that time my Mom was only on the arocept and namenda nothing else and so maybe that is where I struggle...

  17. Transitioning from aricept to nameda
    ... DH was put on Namenda along with the Reminyl (he switched from Aricept to ... still takes both drugs. The doctors said that the Namenda works differently, so it might benefit him to have ... saw a slight improvement and leveling off with the Namenda . After about 6-8 months, though, DH's condition resumed...
    ... supplements and anti-inflammatories, right away. Namenda was added when it became available, and he began Aricept...
    ... improved slightly and stayed there through adding the Namenda . The last improvement came with the Aricept. I am...
    ... she got non stop diahrrea, and it had to be stopped. Namenda had neither good nor bad effects. It was probably...
    ... taking Exelon and Aricept together (in addition to Namenda )?...
    ... taking Exelon and Aricept together (in addition to Namenda )?" I've heard that either Exelon or Aricept was ... both together. I have also heard that Aricept and Namenda are sometimes prescribed to work in conjunction for ... AD. But, I have not heard of Exelon being used with Namenda . (Not that this may not be possiable? I just don't...
    ... what is working best. The combination of Exelon, Namenda , and Aricept (at 10mg) has been the best combination...
    ... looking at uping aricept to 11 or 12mg doses. Namenda is taking upto 20MG, but not Aricept. As well you ... mentioned that using Exleon and Namenda together, I do not advise combining Aricept and Exelon ... the appropriate dose, this is aside from Aricept and Namenda those studies do show a positive for combination therapy...

  18. Pre Alzheimer????
    ... for the person I wrote about. His doctor put him on Namenda . I'll keep updating as I learn more. Love, Martha...

  19. Specialists
    ... The Neurologist later changed him to Aricept and Namenda and added a couple other meds for his anger problem...

  20. clinical trials
    ... My grandmother has late stage, and we put her on Namenda a while back. She benefitted from it for a while....

  21. My Poor Young Mother, I Need Your Input>>
    ... church. Her FIL has been on the AD drugs (Aricept & Namenda I think) and he has not lost any ground in the last...

  22. Test results..
    ... strategies that help you. They may try Aricept or Namenda or another medication, and it may keep him on this...

  23. Stupid Things Doctor's Say
    ... the 'rapid progress' of her disease and prescribed Namenda . Actually she was just the same as before ... ditzy...

  24. Please help with Alzheimers Medicines!!!
    ... months before that. Last year he also started Namenda , which is for moderate AD and is a different family ... than Aricept and Reminyl. My husband said that the Namenda did help to clear his thoughts a little for a few...
    ... look them up and ask the doctor about them as well. Namenda sounds like it might be the best bet for my dad. ...

  25. I cant figure out
    ... called it ''old age dementia." They tried Aricept and Namenda but nothing helped, for the most part it has been...

  26. Stopping Namenda... can you just stop?
    ... diagnosing my mom! After I found out the Dr put her on namenda for absolute no reason, I pulled my mom away from ... going to talk to the MD tomorrow about taking her off namenda . I mean, why fix it if it aint broken, right? My ... mom hates taking pills and getting her off namenda would make her happy. :) and thats my goal!...
    ... gradually stopped. They also did a short trial with Namenda and again it had no effect on her long term Dementia...
    ... at the MD tomorrow. I am sure he will take her off Namenda . Good Luck....

  27. Dementia?
    ... and started her on Respidal and in 6 weeks will add Namenda . He also discovered her cholestrol is very high,...

  28. Discontinuing aricpt?
    ... I thought I read somewhere that Namenda and Aricept only helped for a limited time--six to ... one time and both were eventually discontinued. The Namenda seemed to make him more agitated for some reason....

  29. Prevention of AD? Bah!
    ... on Vitamin E and B12 supplements. Shes already on Namenda , been taking it for about 2 months now. She still...

  30. New Book I Read, Wanted to Share.
    ... too. By the way anyone having any issues with Namenda ? Agitation? Grandma isn't doing to well on it. ...
    ... My mother didn't do well on either Aricept or Namenda . Her dementia worsened and she became psychotic, terrified...
    ... Mom did not do well on Aricept or Namenda either. The former gave her unstoppable diarreah...

  31. Early Onset?
    ... lives went into a tailspin. With our insurance, the Namenda and Reminyl cost about $50 a month. We don't know...

  32. Aricept dosage update.
    ... after a couple of months we might try reducing the Namenda from 20mg to 10mg. Overmedication is a real fear...

  33. Torn and Reeling
    ... marginally-in a Merry Walker. They are tapering off the Namenda and Aricept. They also said that the unexplained soft...

  34. My Mom
    ... reacted very badly on that, so I backed away from the Namenda too after that. She just wants to stay away from doctors...

  35. Aricept dosage
    ... wife has been on Aricept (10 mg) since May, 2001, Namenda (2-10 mg) since early 2003, plus enough other vitamins...
    ... That is all he is taking for alzheimers now. What is namenda for and what does it do? It is all a matter of which...
    ... than the miracle cure we all pray for. To Wannabe: Namenda is a medication used to delay progress of the deterioration...
    ... Thanks oldbob, I will bring up the subject of Namenda the next time we go to my dads neurologist. Could...

  36. Namenda - Your experience with this med?
    ... Sorry I can be of no help as my mother was never on Namenda . Glad your mother is improving! Welcome anyway...
    ... Min, So glad to hear your mom is doing well with Namenda . My mom is 88 and is on Reminyl and Namenda. I can...
    ... My mom has been on Namenda (also Aricept) since early 2004. She seems to have ... coenzyme, vitamin C, etc. I can't say for sure that the Namenda is working. But I would guess that it has had some...
    ... My father has been on Namenda for the last year and it was a godsend. When he was ... remember things for a short time span. He is still on Namenda and recently has been placed on sequoral to help with...

  37. Aricept for Dementia?
    ... they just slow it down a little. We're about to add Namenda . I'm hoping that he can tolerate taking two drugs...
    ... reaction so I guess that's a plus. She is on Reminyl and Namenda but I'm not sure they have slowed down the disease...

  38. Lost it yesterday!!!
    ... deteriorating pretty rapidly, even with Reminyl and now Namenda . One of our kids is graduating high school...

  39. How Alzheimers Medication works
    ... My father started on Namenda about a week ago. He's now suffering severe diarrhea...
    ... My dad was put on Namenda about a week ago. Now he's got severe diarrhea for...
    ... any decline is not reversible. He just started Namenda together with the Reminyl three days' ago. The Namenda ... a chance. I hope to have positive results on the Namenda to report in a few weeks....

  40. Aricept Results
    ... m happy for anyone who can be helped by Aricept or Namenda for even one day .. Mom couldn't. Love, and keep...

  41. I thought you might be interested....
    ... Aricept on a 96 year old last November, and recommend Namenda in February? Neither of the above can have any value...

  42. I think I've found a home!
    ... thing the doctors did with my husband is aricept, namenda and then lexapro, the reason I asked what your mom ... not have AD so they actually said the aricept and namenda could do more harm then good, plus it was a lot of...

  43. Progression of AD question
    ... the Reminyl and so has now been on both Reminyl and Namenda for about 15 months. (He does still live alone, drives...

  44. Making family understand?
    ... thus a generation younger) an MRI was ordered, and Namenda . She was just about to go to Ohio and we didn't want ... attributed her 'glowing intelligence' at Elsie's house to Namenda . But she never started. After this trip the family ... (and brain bleeding?) So .. the free sample of Namenda stays in the closet, and the MRI isnt being scheduled...

  45. Mom depressed in nursing home
    ... and her appetite is back. She had been taken off namenda and zyprexa and put on risperdal. It took about 3...

  46. How did the doctors diagnosis AD?
    ... probably Alzheimer's, get an MRI done" and prescribed Namenda . A drug for later stage Alzheimer and other dementias...

  47. New here. Need info.
    ... stages 4 and 5. He has been on Aricept 5 years and Namenda for 9 months.Thanks again. Pat...

  48. MRI needed, "pulling doctor's leg?"
    ... one pretty soon. Dr also gave a 1 month supply of NAMENDA . Aricept caused awful problems, uncontrollable diarrhea...
    ... sedated. I also plan to wait with the trial of Namenda until her cough/cold is better and the MRI has been...
    ... would read up on her meds. I haven't heard much on Namenda . Now my question is.. if she doesn't have Alzheimer...
    ... doctor said 'this is just normal old age.' Why? and now Namenda ..what for? I have been reading this Board since...
    ... brother agrees to put off using the sample packet of Namenda until the MRI has ruled out other causes, and thus ... booklet that came with the sample package: it says namenda is for moderate to severe Alzheimer's. Aricept was...

  49. New User
    ... neurologist for an exam MRI and EEG. He recommended Namenda and she was on it for almost one month until this...

  50. My MIL - updates
    ... caused serious diarhea. We now have a starter kit of Namenda in the closet waiting for the results if her MRI in...

  51. Help me...
    ... He was Dx by a neurologist and is on Aricept and Namenda . I still over react about his behavior because it...

  52. Pet Scans
    ... sure my kids would agree with that! :) I have been on Namenda for several months now, and I really do feel it has...

  53. My Dad has Dementia and he is only 49!
    ... course and she can be out of her misery. Shes been on Namenda for a few months now, i dont realize any difference ... remedies, my mom hates taking "pills". We tell her namenda is a vitamin, lol. My mom was just like your dad...

  54. possible 4 dementia symptoms WORSEN w/namenda?
    ... lot worse. it ties in with the time she started on Namenda . could this just be a coincidence or is it possible ... noticed this sudden dive too. so today, we stopped the Namenda , but did we jump too soon? she just seems physically ... is visiting, except she's not). in addition to the Namenda , she is on humulin & glucophage (diabetes) /metropolil ... nauseous on it. i was really so much hoping for the Namenda to work... is there anything else that might help...
    ... decline, and ask if the new problems could be from the Namenda or from a drug interaction with other medicines she ... the new problems and that the family has stopped the Namenda . There should be a doctor on call if you live where...
    ... suspecting LBD. IMO, more analysis is needed and Namenda should be reversed for study of effect. Contact your...
    ... demons" do you mean? My mom is Aricept(1 1/.2year) and Namenda (4 months). She has delusions about people taking...
    ... more, at least at this stage. We haven't tried Namenda . I'm going to talk to the doctor about Reminyl as ... group from people have bad reactions or worsening when Namenda was introduced. I've also seen some where condition ... worsened when Namenda replaced memantine, which seems odd. Condition stabilized ... switching back in the cases I read. Memantine and Namenda should be pharmakinetically identical. Hope that...

  55. Epic Saga Story -- get your Coffee ready
    ... health aides were all that were needed. My Mom is on Namenda and it is keeping her about the same for now. Too...

  56. Hearing voices
    ... a day), Lexapro (at bedtime), Monopril (a.m.) and Namenda (two times a day). Her most recent problem is ... complete number). Her doc thinks it may be due to Namenda and wants to reduce her dosage from 20mg to 15 and...
    ... Mom was on Reminyl, too. Hope the reduced dose of Namenda helps. Wishing you well - Barbara...

  57. I need help finding something to calm my mother's agitation in the am and pm.
    ... May 6th of this year and we started her on 5mg of namenda which was all she could tollerate without creating ... I am worried about her. I don't know if it's the namenda . I got her an amino acid L-theanine and they said...

  58. I Hate This Disease!!!
    ... know there is a newer drug out for Alzheimer's called Namenda . Mom has been taking it since May and her speech...

  59. Grandmother has AD
    ... old to do it all (80yrs). She is currently on Namenda , Aricept, and Paxil....I think thats all. I feel ... that since she started the Namenda , its gotten worse. She is sleeping alot and having...

  60. My Mom
    ... usually foggy if there at all. She just started taking Namenda , and I was hoping to see a drastic improvement in...

  61. Anyone have any experience w/ memantine?
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any...
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any ... Jennifer I have no personal experience w/ Namenda , but from other boards it appears as if it's 50/50...
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any...
    ... is still on Aricept and has just been placed on the Namenda as well. I beleive that they have a website. Do ... were here the week before Thanksgiving. She started Namenda on 2/4±. I am not sure what ADL's are. I...
    ... to expect from this drug, although I have read the Namenda website. Also, she has vascular dementia, with maybe ... some Alzheimer's. I did not think that Namenda was for this type of dementia. I don't have any expectatio...
    ... Namenda operates on a different part of brain chemistry from ... expect I'll have to cover her care 24/7 if we start Namenda . She also has VD but no signs of AD yet. The key to...
    ... My mother started on Namenda approximately 40 days ago. I have not noticed a difference...
    ... My mother started taking Namenda about two weeks ago. I can't see much difference...
    ... My mom has been on Namenda and Vitamin B12 since May 12th and her speech went ... At this point I am looking at either stopping the namenda or trying to put her on another medicine (AMA or natural...
    ... My mother is on her third week of Namenda . 5mg to 10mg and now starting 15mg. 20mg next week...
    ... Hi, Just joined last night looking for info about namenda experiences. My mother is 83 and is in a good assisted...
    ... news, but not expecting it. My MIL has been on it ( Namenda ) since Feb 2004 and I don't know if it is working...

  62. Memantine Question?
    ... beginning the medication. We hope to experiment with Namenda when it is available via prescription (she can't afford ... personally haven't seen any clinical trials with Exelon and Namenda although I have seen some with Aricept and Namenda...
    ... price will be higher still when forrest labs gets Namenda to the pharmacy's after the first of the year. With...
    ... so i hope you receive this. My mother just started namenda , and i am wondering how you are doing, and what feedback...
    ... My Mom just started namenda , and i would like to know how you have made out with...
    ... My mom (diagnosed with dementia) is on Namenda (since early this year) and Aricept (since Nov, 2003...

  63. Husband's Diagnosis - I'm Panicking
    ... her on Aricept. Also, memantine (soon to be known as Namenda ) is expected to be approved by the FDA later this...

  64. Frontotemporal Dementia/Pick's Disease
    ... currently five FDA-approved Alzheimer's drugs – Namenda , Cognex, Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl -- that may temporaril...

Epilepsy board

  1. Lamictal & Depakote Question
    ... was not a good combination for him. He also, takes Namenda & Razadyne ER for dementia. Does anyone here have...

  2. Extreme Memory Loss due to Epilepsy
    ... which are located in the Temporal Lobe. He does take Namenda & Razadyne ER for memory, don't know if it helps,...

  3. Advice about a posible seizure that happened while asleep, never before.
    ... about a 10 min. drive). Now...She is on Zoloft and Namenda (?) and she is a marijuana smoker - she has been for...

  4. Cipro and Seizures
    ... seems to help, and from my research, Baclofen and Namenda may also be helpful, as this seems to be related to...

Headaches & Migraines board

  1. Labratory mouse on Namenda
    ... wish you all the best! If you know anything about Namenda , please advise....Thanks and look forward to talking...

  2. 30 years of constant headaches
    ... Daily Anti Depressent Warfarin - daily blood thinner Namenda - Daily Memory Amitriptyline - Daily Anti Depressent...

  3. Chronic Daily Headaches
    ... I take are; Citalopram, Clonidine, Imdur, Diamox, Namenda , Aspirin, Amitriptyline, Nitrostat (as needed) and...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. memory problems
    ... is getting worse and I have been given a script for Namenda I have not started. I can't remember words, I went...

  2. Memory Problems and Spasms Getting Worse
    ... studies at NYU using drugs such as Aricept and possible Namenda in ms memory.They are alzheimer drugs, but some people...

  3. Aricept for Memory problems
    ... Aricept is an Alzheimers medication. My PTP suggest Namenda or Aricept. From what I've read, Aricept sounds a...
    ... I've done the namenda and that didn't help me, I just started aricept yesterday...
    ... ooooh, that's so interesting~! So, the Namenda did nothing for you. From what I looked up, it actually ... as cognitive problems with head injury or MS, than Namenda but I could be way off. Let me know how it works for...
    ... I lied to you, sorry. I've tried both aricept and Namenda and neither of those helped me... the one I just started ... is Strattera. The aricept and namenda are both normally alzheimers medications and unfortunately...

Neurology board

  1. Update on mom - neurologist/social worker
    ... Xelon or Ris... they work the same as aricept and namenda - so I think i am going to cancel. I really don't...


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