... The number one reason people stop taking Aricept is stomach distress. You do need to mention this to her physician. ... (13 replies)
... aricept when to stop taking it (1 replies)
... when do stop taking aricept (5 replies)
... the medication was not being effective. If your loved one is taking a sharp downward turn then the medication is not being effective. For some it does nothing. ... (1 replies)
... mom off the meds and she does get worse... even if it has to do with a health issue or some other issue... they are afraid you are going to come back at them for taking Mom off the miracle drug. No, you can't go back up in cognition after it has slipped. So part of their reluctance is out of fear. ... (5 replies)
... Oh Martha and Deb I read an article that said aricept only works for 6 months. At my Mom neurologist appointment I ask if we could take her off, since she has been on them more than two years. ... (5 replies)
... Hospice stopped them when I couldn't get the doctor to agree to stop them. ... (5 replies)
... It is listed as a medication for dementia. A doctor has to prescribe it. I doubt if taking it when you are healthy would prevent Alzheimers. Perhaps some doctors prescribe it when they think it might be Dementia but are not sure. ... (17 replies)
... my mother is in late stages of AD and living in a Alzheimers facility. she hates to take her meds and fights with the nurses to take them. I know the makers of aricept recommend taking it until the end but.. is it cruel or irresponsible for me to have her taken off her meds. ... (5 replies)
... an try it. Write down any change you experience. Be aware of the side effects and any mood changes. If it doesn't help or has major side effect you can always stop taking it. ... (1 replies)
... Nikki, bless you for taking in your Grandmother when the siblings would not step up and take care of their mother. ... (3 replies)
... I have read alot of posts on this board but have never responded because of my ignorance but have been impressed with the caring and knowledge of many of the members that do respond.
Here is my recent story.
My wife of 55 years(74 yo) has had a progressive history of memory loss for the last year or so --also word finding difficult. Does normal house work but has... (3 replies)
... I ask her doctor about taking her off the medication and he declined to do so. I ask her new doctor in AL about taking her off the medication and she said it was a moral issue.. HUH!? ... (1 replies)
... Well Deb you and Martha keep on your soap box because I value your opinions and I would trust either one of you before I would a Doctor that gets kick backs (I agree with your kick back theory).
Julie (5 replies)
... Hmmm, how can I answer this question without showing anger and resentment towards doctors and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
All I will say is, all advertisers lie a lot. Ads for medications lie even more.
None of the anti Alzheimer drugs helped my Mother even one tiny bit.
Martha (5 replies)
... five months before she passed away last October. My mother had a low tolerance for most meds. She was able to take Aricept for awhile but then she began to have problems and had to stop taking it. ... (9 replies)
... instead of Aricept years ago. The transformation was immediate. She had become mean and awful to be around til the Reminyl. ... (12 replies)
... she did have pneumonia last year at this time, and she did quit smoking then as well. She refused to take BP meds last year at this time, she is taking them now. ... (9 replies)
... My mom has slight Dementia. She basically is at the stage where she gets terribly confused over the simplest everyday things. I've already been taking care of her checkbook and bills for several years now. I also have POA, thank goodness. ... (2 replies)
... trying to learn to stop trying to figure it out. ... (13 replies)