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Stopping Aricept
Sep 16, 2012
... I do not know that there is any difference between stopping abruptly and weaning them off. My Mom stopped abruptly at the direction of her geriatric psychiatrist. ... (1 replies)
... My mother in Law has had Altzheimers for approx. three years. She has been on Aricept for about that long too. My father in law is the caregiver. ... (2 replies)
Stopping Aricept
Sep 16, 2012
... My father was taken of his Aricpet abruptly. Shouldn't he be weaned off slowly? (1 replies)

Aricept/Namenda
Jun 3, 2008
... r dementia but by some systemic disease that is responding to the steroid. I never heard of anyone getting their memory back on either of the drugs above, or by stopping them ... ... (3 replies)
Aricept/Namenda
Jun 2, 2008
... :confused: Well, my 82 year old Mom who was getting worse (slowly) with memory was also having a horrible time with running sores all over her body. This went on for several months and coincided with her new med: Namenda. If you read or remember my post, I was frustrated with doctors not having a clue what to do about this. Well, I got online and found an immunologist... (3 replies)
... I am glad to share what little I know about these drugs. I have been told that a lot of times doctors stop aricept when they think that it is not working. ... (11 replies)
... gist did the MMSE test in his office, that is written and oral and test the patient for alzheimers. That is what my dads neurologist diagnosed his AD from. The aricept has helped him, but only for a while. ... (6 replies)
... My Mom tried Aricept for only a couple of weeks and when the diarrhea became unbearable she went off it cold turkey, nothing happened except the side effects gradually stopped. ... (6 replies)
... She has no leg tremors at all since stopping Aricept. I would say her memory is no better or worse, as with VD her cognition can vary markedly from day to day, from many factors. ... (4 replies)
... My Mom's doctor put her on aricept in November, and we stopped it after 4 days of horrendous diarhea that caused her to soil FIVE outfits on one day. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Anxious Daughter. Our Dad has diarrhea with Aricept but the benefit of Aricept is so great that we would never dream of stopping it. Better to have very bad upset stomach than a rapid mental decline. We have tried altering diet to tighten up stools but with little success. ... (4 replies)
... t is one of the first parts of the brain that is damaged by Alzheimer's. So when he reaches that boiling point, as he has so many times before, there is nothing stopping him from taking a swing at you or throwing something your way. It's not acceptable but there is NOTHING you can do to stop it. ... (7 replies)
... da was stopped, and his delusions increased, but he was also battling heart disease and various other vascular problems. Was there any of the decline related to stopping the Namenda... I don't know. Were there other reasons for his decline... YES! ... (41 replies)
Mum
Jul 31, 2011
... This is my first post on this site and I am very new to the computer world, so lots of the terminology goes way over my head. Anyway, my Mum was diagnosed with Early Altzeimers nearly a year ago; the family had suspected for more than a couple of years though that it was more than "oldage forgetfulness". Well, 4 mths ago, she had 2 have op to remove an aneurysm. Then Novovirus... (11 replies)
Naminda study
Apr 26, 2011
... So why could I not stop her medications to see if her behavioral issues were a result. I was actually told that stopping her medication was a "Moral Issue"!! ... (26 replies)
... e major side effects to the Aricept. This is the most predominate side effect. So if it does not go away, as a normal stomach would, then you might want to try stopping the medication and see if it goes away. Then you will know. So nope, you are doing just what you should. ... (3 replies)
... all the procedures that she didn't understand. Dad would sleep for days after even an ER visit. So I would suspect that the sleeping has nothing to do with you stopping the medication either. ... (4 replies)
... Deb, Thank you so much for your input! there is actually a question as to whether my mom has dementia as opposed to alzheimers because she had no symptoms of either one until after anesthesia for a knee replacement! my sisters' and I were horrified! my Nurse practioner gave her the mini mental exam < edited >. we believe her dementia is moderate but I have noticed some recent... (7 replies)
Dementia and life
Dec 26, 2009
... The aricept is probably not helping her at this point and could be discontinued, and stopping it might actually ease some of the other issues she's having, but her doctor can better address that. ... (76 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)




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