My mum was diagnosed with mixed vascular and alzheimers in early May. She has been put on Trazodone and Memantine and is now doing fantastically well. Her memory is still really bad but she can do the crossword every day, concentrate on watching TV/film, is no longer confused, and is actually happy, cheerful and full of fun. I have heard that Memantine can improve things for a few months before patient declines rapidly. Anyone got any experience of this?