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My dad, 86, was recently put on Aricept for mild to moderate dementia.
Is there any problem with this medicine?
Does anyone know of any natural, herbal therapy for dementia, as I worry he is taking so many medicines now (midodrine, amiadarone, synthroid, florinef).
He has been having a lot of trouble keeping his balance and getting up from a sitting position. He also has bouts of syncope, most often after he eats breakfast (but he sometimes has an episode at other times, too).
Anyway, if anyone can tell me about Aricept or any other supplement that may help him I would truly appreciate it.
My mom and I are taking care of dad and would like to do all we can to keep him around with a fairly good quality of life for as long as possible.