I am registering today to find out from other forum members which prescribed drug seems to work best in their experience. My husband Paul is my scribe (hello I'm Paul), my friend and my carer. I tried Aricept twice with a 5 month break - each time I had side effects - aching limbs, poorer memory and confusion coupled to emotion. I've been off it about 10 days and feel better - back to my old self - repeating phrases, forgetting things but my aches have gone and so have the tears.
Now i have Exelon patches - have read the possible side effect sheet and wonder if the 'cure' isn't worse than the complaint?! Of those out there kind enough to reply on your experience and how you rate the E patch? 1) for side effects (out of 10) and 2) the improvement in personal ability? (again out of 10).
I am 72, led an active life being in business with my husband for a number of years and now beginning to feel helpless in the face of what other people feel is best for me. I have a lovely Westie called Bobby who understands me entirely but I can't always get others to - please reply.