Aricept and Alzheimer's | myALZteam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up Log in
Resources
About myALZteam
Powered By
Real members of myALZteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Top 10 Search Results for "Aricept"

reset
Aricept
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

I just started taking 5mg 6 weeks ago without any side effects

Doctor just prescribed moving up to 10mg for the next 6 weeks

That’s a good thing i presume

A myALZteam Member

Julann was on aricept 5 for about 6 months in 2921then she was bumped up to 10 in January of 2022 she stopped taking it in April because of diarrhea so I put an Exton 9.5 patch òn every night about… read more

Aricept
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

Dad start taking Aricept5 mg was increased from to 10mg and the diarrhea came back . Any suggests to control the diarrhea?

A myALZteam Member

My husband has had dementia since 2012 and seems to be progressing a little more quickly now. He has been on donepezil and namenda for several years. In Jan He was hospitalized with uti, sepsis and… read more

Aricept
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

My husband refuses to identify with his diagnosis of MCI. Went one time to the neurologist completed the neuropsych testing and now he refuses to go back. I was hoping he would go on aricept. My neurologist says all that we can do is send him to his family doctor. Family doctor said he would see him but we couldn’t expect him to take the medication. How knowledgeable just the family doctor need to be in prescribing?

A myALZteam Member

My husband is on Aricept and memantine and has been since MCI diagnosis in 2016. These meds are used to slow down the progression of AD. It's difficult to assess the benefits since they will continue… read more

Does Your Loved One Sleep A Lot? My Sis Says It's From The Meds (Aricept, Lexapro & Memantine).
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭
A myALZteam Member

My husband doesn't take the meds but I have noticed he is sleeping more. It is part of this terrible disease

How Long Should They Stay On Aricept And Namenda?
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

My husband was put on Aricept in 2020 and awhile after that Namenda was added. I am wondering because of what I have read, has it outlived its usefulness? He did well for about 4 years and now not so much. He constantly is delusional and has hallucinations of all types. I've heard they can at times increase that, although I'm not sure that's the cause as he was ok for years. Any thoughts?

A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member Re: your Q&A question "How Long Should They Stay On Aricept And Namenda?" For whatever it's worth, the new Neurologist we recently saw said that IF my wife turns out to have LBD… read more

Aricept Cause Upset Stomach?
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

Moms been complaining of upset stomach for about a week now. Shes been on aricept for a little over a month. Just last week her dose went up to 10mg. I'm wondering if this could be the cause. I haven't had a chance to read the side affects. She hasn't eaten a whole lot besides soup. Was gonna give a call to the doc, but thought I'd ask of anyone else had experienced this.

A myALZteam Member

My husband has a upset stomach every day ? if I give him gabapenten and it gets past the stomach sickness but he cannot walk straight he looses his balance ….He eats constantly

Aricept
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

Donepezil was prescribed for my husband who is in early stage AD. We started with 5 mg. and after 6 months increased it to 10mg. He took it at bedtime and never had an adverse reaction. With the increase to 10mg. he experienced nightmares and diarrhea. The doc said to stop all and start over with 5 for a month and take it in the morning. Now, it is time to increase it again but I'm not sure if that is a good idea. Anyone else have this problem with 10mg ?

A myALZteam Member

My husband also early stage started on 5mg for a month and there was a noticeable improvement so he was then increased to 10mg. This.made him agitated, restless and hallucinate he also had problems… read more

My Husband Has Taken Memantine And Aracept For Years, But Now Is In End Stage, I Don’t Want Him Taking Drugs That Aren’t Helping
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

What do most Doctors recommend? Do they keep them in these drugs till the end. I don’t see why.

A myALZteam Member

You can quit anytime. Memantine didn't help me at all .

My Mom Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer Earlier This Year, I Have Not Told Her , Should I?
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭
A myALZteam Member

Serves no purpose to tell them.
It is simply another hurt in the this journey of the lost.
No Ma'am.

Do You Ever Doubt Your Loved Ones Diagnosis?
A myALZteam Member asked a question 💭

When my husband is out of sorts, I think okay, this really is happening. But sometimes (a lot here lately), I wonder could this all be a mistake? Could something else have been going on 6months ago and now it’s over? My husband has been on Aricept for about 5 or 6 months and since July 2nd on the highest dosage. Does he really need it anymore? I am so confused and I don’t want him labeled with something he doesn’t have! Has anyone else ever went through this doubt or know of a misdiagnosis being… read more

A myALZteam Member

I never questioned his condition, I spent the first part of his tests with the psychologist and psychiatrist one of the questions he was asked was how many children do you have? He said two, he has… read more