His dementia continues to advance. So why keep taking it, especially now since it is costing 5 times as much?
I have to take my 82-year-old Mum back to the doctor next week for the three-month evaluation of Memantine effects (positive or negative). She has no apparent negative side effects, but nor can I see any positive benefit and it is expensive for her. Since it is only supposed to slow progress of the disease, how is one supposed to measure positive effects? I can't notice any visible difference in Mum's memory loss, but cognitive functioning seems about the same.....Does anyone have experience in… read more
My husband is 77 and is taking Aricept, Namenda, Risperidone and Depokote Sps. About once a month he will have 24-36 hours of constant tremors, shaking, twitching. The first time it happened I took him to the ER where he had a CAT scan, CAT scan with contrast and ECG. Everything was normal. He looked like someone with CPalsy and could not sit up, use his arms or hands and jaw kept opening and closing with a clicking sound. He became so agitated with hitting nurses, etc. he had to… read more
I am asking this question because my mom has very extreme anxiety, depression, and paronia. She has been on Airicept, Namenda, different antidepressants, Seroquel. Nothing is working to help ease any of these horrific symptoms. She is in a nursing home. She has been for the last 5 months. Mom can not live alone and she tried living with one of my sisters. Mom's extreme paronia,… read more
Have any of you seen more anxiety when adding namenda to medication? My husband is much more agitated since it was added. Thanks for your help.
We have been caring for my mother-in-law for 5 years in our home. My husband and I both specialized in dementia/AD care when we were CNA's. It has gotten to the point that we have gotten a LifeLine transmitter band for her and have had to put alarms on our doors in case she tries to sneak out in the middle of the night. She knows we are family, but often cannot remember our names. We have… read more
My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, early dementia, but is so confused and tired in the morning. He perks up around noon after lunch and by evening is doing "well". In the morning he may ask "what's happening to me?" or say he feels lost. I guess since he's diagnosed as "early dementia", then I'm confused with these symptoms. He has been taking Aricept and Namenda.
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