... published this week states Aricept works, works well. But also in these studies it warns and in others that taking someone off Aricept causes a decline and they never return to normal functionality. This is very true, so one should stay on it from diagnosis to death. ... (28 replies)
... I can relate Meg... My mom also took Lexipro along with Namenda and Aricept. It worked for a while then, life went crazy. They upped the Lexipro dosage and it worked for a while, then life went crazy. She took another antidepressant for a while and it worked before life went crazy again and then she was back on the Lexipro for another round. Now she is on Remeron and once... (28 replies)
... My Dad took aricept for several years. It really helped him. He never had any side effects from the drug. My prayers are with you and your Mother. ... (28 replies)
... You know, I think it does get better, not always worse. My worst time was when we were just beginning to realize that Mom had dementia and we were losing her to her delusions. It was so hard to see this happening and not be able to stop it.
Later, after I had fully accepted that her memory was not coming back, her abilites to do things were gone, and all she was doing was... (28 replies)
... Both of my parents are on Namenda and Aricept and have had no skin reaction. If you do a google search on Namenda it does state that skin rashes, redness, and peeling are possible side effects. ... (28 replies)
... Please! I'm new. Someone let me know if I should have posted a new thread. I looked for a way and didn't see a button. ANYWAY....My mother is 82 and slipping pretty quick. She's on Namenda and Aricept. Has been on Acpt for about 2 years now. Namend just for about 8 mo. She is covered (especially the calves) with a scaly skin disease that doctors either shrug at, or throw... (28 replies)
... My mom used to see people in her house! Usually someone she knew who has died. We thought uh oh, daddy is coming to visit because her time is near. ... (28 replies)
... She went back to Aricept on her own because she felt the Namenda was not helping as much. Seems to be handling it ok but still experiences stomach problems. ... (28 replies)
... Some people tolerate Aricept other's can't for that reason. ... (28 replies)
... My mother was started on Aricept a week ago. ... (28 replies)
... Being on the aricept and other new meds may help her. You unfortunally have to give it time. It took my mom nearly 3 months to get to an understandable level. ... (28 replies)
... Hi, I am new here,just looking for some support. I am so sad,my mom was diagnosed about a year ago. She has been going down hill ever since,today being the worse day. Yesterday my dad had to take her to the emergency room for stomach pain. They had her there for about 6 hours,they ran all sorts of tests and blood work. They concluded it was most likely acid reflux.
She has... (28 replies)
... clearly on this issue through the years, I know that he would have hoped for the fastest progession of his disease and the earliest release possible. The trade off is that the harder stages will come more quickly too. ... (28 replies)
... It would seem that as long as the patient can tolerate the medication that keeping them on the Aricept would be the way to go, even if the affect is minor, any slow down in progression would be a benefit. ... (28 replies)
... that had said Aricept is not very effective after a certain stage. ... (28 replies)
... He was taking aricept when he was at home. He was taken off this drug by my mom. My mom and dad thought that it might be causing him to "see" and "feel" bugs in their house. ... (28 replies)
... term prescription for it. When I returned home and spoke with his doctor, the doctor told us never to worry about missing Aricept for a week or two since it takes awhile for it to leave a person's system. ... (28 replies)
... It's strange that they tell us Aricept can't bring back any lost functions, just hold off some of the others. But I know people who have improved on it. My MIL wasn't one of them. The side effects were worse, fecal incontinence was horrible. ... (28 replies)
... So they are taking my mom off the aricept. Odly it took 3 months for it to even start working yet it has only taken a few days for her to start slipping again. ... (28 replies)
... Thanks Deb...this helps!
Meg (28 replies)