I am interested in whether anyone has had any experience of this drug being used for panic attacks and anxiety in Alzheimer's patients.

I found it by searching the web. It seems to be different from the other anxiolytics, like Valium and Attivan which can sedate too much. Buspirone functions as a serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist.

Speedy started a thread on this subject earlier last year:

http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showt...ight=buspirone

There are concerns that it possibly impairs memory. Ian Goddard has written a review of medical research which finds several prominent similarities between AD pathology and buspirone pharmacology. However, he is not a medical doctor, but a freelance artist and writer.

http://www.iangoddard.com/AD_01.htm

I realise that many medications don't work on AD sufferers and, of course, they work differently on different people.

Any replies would be appreciated.