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... e stroke she could walk, talk and feed herself, if you were there to prompt her ... I was taking care of her personal needs and dressing her and I could tell the Aricept was no longer working and the decline was moving along more quickly, but she was no where needing a feeding tube due to the AD, so my husband consented. ... (18 replies)
Who are we?
Dec 1, 2009
... I honestly did not fall off the face of the earth. Its been a rough couple weeks. As some of you know we took mom off Aricept and Numenda as it was keeping her stuck in an angry state. For the last 2 weeks she has fallen an average of 8 times per week. ... (116 replies)
Who are we?
Nov 1, 2009
... Your sister in law is right that aricept and namenda only work for a limited time and then are useless. If doctor's keep prescribing them and the patient keeps taking them, no one seems to stop to question 'why? ... (116 replies)

Who are we?
Oct 17, 2009
... Kathy... Bless you!!! I so know where you are coming from. Yes, we did stop Mom's Namenda and Aricept. ... (116 replies)
... collecting and the meds just help prevent plaque build up in the future. I don't know how old your father is but it is not recommended that the elderly continue taking it. It probably doesn't hurt but it's not doing any good so why continue it. ... (5 replies)
... My mother didn't like the reactions of some of the medicines she was taking and that was the crux of the problem she gave my sister. I was glad when we stopped. thankfully there wasn't anyting else seriously wrong. ... (20 replies)
Surgery or not?
Aug 25, 2009
... My mother was taking Fosamax, Lipitor, Coumadin, Aricept, Namenda and some Vitamins. ... (14 replies)
... Dementia patients are put on a coctail of medications because there is nothing that will "fix" the problems. Namenda and Aricept are supposed to slow the progression of the disease. It is not a miracle cure all. It seems to work for some and not for others. ... (7 replies)
... On another front. I finally convinced Sister 4 to ask the doctor about taking Mom off the Aricept and Namenda. ... (37 replies)
... how she was constantly 'sleeping' and was annoyed because they once again brought food tray up but they attempt to feed her but if she doesn't recognize it, they stop at that point. And because of no food going in, any medicine isn't being given to her either and that upsets my Sister very, very much. ... (12 replies)
... Mother talked of seeing her mother or her brother, etc when she was on Aricept and Namenda and all the other mediicne. She was also holding her head a lot and saying "no, no, no". ... (9 replies)
... hat. well my father started complaining about how much her pills cost so when she went back to the dr he said that he was removing her from her coronary meds and aricept because the cost is to high and its not going to give alot of results. ... (9 replies)
I have a question
Dec 11, 2008
... rmal progression of life. At this point, it's also keeping her wired throughout the day, so much so that the Ativan doesn't last as long as it may if she wasn't taking this other stuff. ... (12 replies)
... thought of taking it myself! ... (31 replies)
... h that post has helped and intriqued me css1. I have heard other stories such as yours where the Namenda in particular caused behavior problems. Mom was put on Aricept and Namenda in October of 06. ... (26 replies)
... The percocet alone makes you sleepy. I wonder if several doctors have prescribed these drugs for her without knowing she was taking the others. Why in the world 2 anti cholesterols? ... (9 replies)
... I am with Gemini, your Mom definitely needs her meds reviewed, not with an eye to what she has been taking but with an eye to what is good for her at this stage of her disease. ... (9 replies)
... You are probably right Shell. Giving the Aricept early is when it makes the most difference. We were told this by the memory assessment research center that diagnosed Mom. ... (21 replies)
... improvement, but it didn't last long and her doctor actually thought that it might be causing some of the agression that we had with her for awhile. We ended up taking her off of it the last 9 months that she was alive. By that time she didn't remember me or where she was anyway. She still knew Dad, but that was about it. ... (21 replies)
... h them or on Dad or because we would not leave her alone. She was retested 9 months later and it was much worse. This time the testing doctor insisted that she stop driving. ... (6 replies)

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