1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. davidw

    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?
     
  2. dmc

    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
     
  3. Lila13

    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
     

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