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Doncept

Doncept

It agitated my husband and has now been stopped. Epilim been increased. He has gone down to fast - nappies, to being fed to no sensible chats, to mutterings...

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My husband is on Donapezil. I don't know if it us the same and don't really know if it helped. He has gone down hill alot in the last year. Sleeps alot. Has trouble forming words so no real… read more

Alcohol And Dementia

Alcohol And Dementia

My mum has Alzheimer's type dementia and is drinking an awful lot of alcohol ,she always liked a glass of wine but is drinking much more now
Does anyone have any advice or has faced similar issues
Thanks

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My husband who always enjoyed occasional beer or scotch his whole life. Now he only wants Blackberry Brandy like Gammie’s husband. He insists he has only had one when it’s his 2 nd. I try to curb him… read more

Mom Has Begun Crying Almost Every Few Minutes Throughout The Day.

Mom Has Begun Crying Almost Every Few Minutes Throughout The Day.

The minute she is still, she starts crying, sometimes sobbing. At almost 81, she's not that active, providing ample opportunity to start crying every few minutes. What can be done?! I can't do the minimum chores without having to stop and try to get her to stop crying.

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DEPRESSION , anxiety , mood swings are all a part of Alzh. It is so frustarting not to be able to covey thoughts, feelind, ideas. A peron is over come with it all.. I have been there and lived through… read more

Has Anyone Found Adult Colouring Books Or Alzheimer's Puzzles Were Something There Loved One Found Stimulating?

Has Anyone Found Adult Colouring Books Or Alzheimer's Puzzles Were Something There Loved One Found Stimulating?

I brought dad a colouring book on 19th century farm life. He was very interested in the pictures and captions describing them. The puzzle seemed to totally confuse him and the colour coding seemed to make it even worse. He couldn't manipulate the pieces to fit and would turn them over rather than around. We talked and laughed, but I'm not sure if it is something's my to continue with or perhaps he no longer has the ability to do it and it would just become frustrating. He is in the moderate to… read more

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I find the children's wooden puzzles are better. Easier to grab on to. I use to think of what my kids when they were toddlers liked and shat they could easily pick up.

Denial????

Denial????

Does anyone have a spouse that is in denial that he has Alzheimer? My husband was diagnosed in August 2015 and he is in denial. It is very very hard on me. And if so perhaps you can let me know how you get them to see this and also how you handle it.

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my Dad has had Alzheimer's for 10 years and never acknowledged it we have managed, he in now in a nursing home as he can't do anything for himself and he is not mobile, but he never wanted to know… read more

Aricept Cause Upset Stomach?

Aricept Cause Upset Stomach?

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.

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I took it until today ( since last Friday !) I'm sooo weak from dehydration and diarrhea. Was losing weight daily . Read the benefits ( only mild in some cases for 6mos .) READ ALL SIDE EFFECTS , I… read more

Has Anyone Stopped Giving Their Loved One Namenda After Five Or More Years? If So, Did Your Loved One Experience Any Ill Side Affects.

Has Anyone Stopped Giving Their Loved One Namenda After Five Or More Years? If So, Did Your Loved One Experience Any Ill Side Affects.

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I have fought with this decision for a long time. My wife was diagnosed 8 years ago but showed symptoms earlier. She takes those pills some twice a day. She had diarrhea in her depends a side effect… read more

Can Memetine Make Memory Worse

Can Memetine Make Memory Worse

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Donepezil ( aricept) and Namenda (memantine) have we believe, helped my hubby so much. This past summer Neurologist said he is in Mild to Moderate stage. He was officially diagnosed with Alz. 4 1/2… read more

My Husband's Insurance No Longer Covers Namenda XR. I Think That Since He Has Been On It For 6 Years, We Should Just Quit It.

My Husband's Insurance No Longer Covers Namenda XR. I Think That Since He Has Been On It For 6 Years, We Should Just Quit It.

His dementia continues to advance. So why keep taking it, especially now since it is costing 5 times as much?

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The insurance now pays for the generic Namendra XR or memantine. We have been discussing about continuing to take this drug when the dementia continues to advance. If the patient is taken off the… read more

Problems With Medications

Problems With Medications

I have been diagnosed with early onset Dementia/Alzheimer's.I have tried Namenda XR ( 1 titration pack plus 3 refills). Neuro told me to stay on it for 3 months.$600 for a 3 month supply. Complained about pain behind the knee. Switched to Aricept 2x daily, and while I loved how I felt on it, same knee problems.Restarted with titration Namenda and started generic. I took my own self off. Can't bend and tightness walking. Now Neuro is talking about the patch which I can't remember the name. Has… read more