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Aricept

davidw

Registered User
Dec 28, 2005
23
swansea,uk
My wife a 58 yo AD sufferer has started taking Aricept beginning just 4 days ago. She has become very tearful and upset and cries a great deal particularly in the morning. Does anyone have any experience? Will the tears go away? Are they likely to be related to the Aricept?
 

dmc

Registered User
Mar 13, 2006
1,157
hello david,

welcome to TP

my mum used to cry for hours, when she was first diagnosed, she wasnt put on aricept though, at the moment she's taking prozac for depression.
reading some other threads it does seem pretty common, but i think some medication is needed, perhaps when the aricept kicks in things will calm down a bit.
have a look at this factsheet
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Caring...a/Unusual_behaviour/advice_drugsbehaviour.htm.
there are a lot of other sheets which you might find beneficial.
hope things improve soon
good luck
 

Lila13

Registered User
Feb 24, 2006
1,342
If you ask her why she cries, is she able to explain how she is feeling?

(If anyone prescribed Aricept for me I think I'd cry too.)

Lila