Hi, Been trying my dad on Aricetp then Reminyl XL and the out come was negative with both, just after a week of taking it. So i stopped him taking them and he improved well back to normal. Has anyone had this result.
I know this isn't the reply you want. I'm just envying those who can take relatives off drugs if they aren't helping. I couldn't understand why the doctor who prescribed Aricept for my mother thought she was competent to manage her own medication.
Hi Jolt, My husband (53) was put on Aricept , it did nothing, he was also trialed on many other drugs to the point where I didn't knowwhether his behaviour was due to him suffering a symptom or a side effect. So I also took him off all drugs for as long as I could and only had him put on Haliperidol when his anxiety attacks were uncontrolable............PS Keep up the good work, I know it can't be easy, my 35 year old son is having trouble just coming to terms with his Dads illness..........more power to you...............Cheers Daizee
Feel I have to 'butt' in here. Any of the 'dementia' drugs cannot be trialed in a week.
All that it means is that the digestive system does not respond. (Bit like taking "aspirin" it either agrees or not)
Aricept, Exelon,Galatmine can only work to delay the progress of dementia if the digestive system of the user tolerates the drug. If you are one of the lucky ones, such as Lionel, and Norman's wife, their tolerance allows them to obtain benefit.
No one should dismiss the drug after short periods. It is a bit like "horses for courses" Hope I have made myself clear.