hi everyone What's the fastest any of you have seen a drug show results? It's probably not related to the drug but my mum was started on aricept last tuesday so she's had 4 tablets. She was going downhill fast I thought. the last few weeks have been bad and the last week, very bad. I spent most of last week distraught thinking this was the downward spiral. Then yesterday, dad said she was fine and today she is almost like her old self of 2 years ago! I just rang dad and she even got on the other phone and started joining in our conversation. Can't remember her doing that for a year or more! Its too early for aricept to have any effect surely isn't it? And surely it can't be placebo effect with a condition like this? I'm not getting my hopes up. It may just be some good days...and if so, I'm going to enjoy them while they last! any thoughts on this? thanks jackmac oh and my dad just text me to say she's ready to go to the pub! They haven't done that in months!