My father has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers which has been a bit of a shock to us. Dad is going to be put on Aricept and it says on the info sheets that it can help the disease from progressing for a time. I know that everybody is different but when they say "for a time" do they mean years or months? Why can it not stop the progression completely? I hope i'm not asking too many questions but thank you for reading and i look forward to any responses.