1. Little Sis

    Little Sis Registered User

    Jul 26, 2006
    5
    West Yorkshire
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4794671.stm
    Thought this link may be of interest.........
     
  2. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    #2 Lynne, Aug 16, 2006
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2006
    And from that link, I quote ...


    Despite this, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, recommends that the few medications available to slow down the mental deterioration (Aricept & the like) should not be prescribed to Early Stage sufferers!!

    Sorry folks, I know it's a well-worn soap box, and that here I am preaching to the converted, but it just jabbed me where it hurt.
     
  3. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Thanks, Little Sis for that...

    Lynne, no apologies, surely? If that soapbox is getting worn perhaps it just needs a few more building blocks to support it and keep raising it higher? (Or you can share mine!!!;) )

    Forgive me, now if I'm being thick (I'm not in the 'medication' realm with mum yet, if ever, so don't understand this 'first-hand') ... but I think what you are getting is 'what's the point in early diagnosis if any treatment is subsequently withheld????'......

    Love, Karen, x
     
  4. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    Preeeee-cisely. What is the point?
     
  5. DickG

    DickG Registered User

    Feb 26, 2006
    558
    Stow-on-the-Wold
    My six years of experience have led me to the conclusion that Aricept is most valuable in the early and mid stages of AD, I am currently experiencing the late stages and have yet to form an opinion of Aricept at this stage.

    How can an unelected, unqualified, unaccountable body totally lacking in experience of AD pontificate on the effectiveness of Aricept and find contrary to all professional opinion.

    Will you lot get off the soapbox, you know I have exclusive use.

    Dick
     
  6. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    My only comment guys is

    it needs to be a D----D BIG SOAPBOX so we can all share..................:D :D :D :D :D
     

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