My 74 year old mother is extremely confused, has blurred vision, is not able to wipe properly in the bathroom and can't remember very much, if anything at all. I do everything for her 24/7, on my own (I am completely frantic and have zero free time). I plan to sell my house because it isn't safe for her, so that I can put her in a long-term care facility and I guess I'll rent an apartment. Family doctor just gave her the Alzheimer's verbal/written test and the score must have been very poor, because she failed every test except for folding paper in half. Rather than sending us to a specialist, who would have put me in touch with my local Alzheimer's Society for a social worker (I'm in Canada), etc., he prescribed 5mg of Act-Donepezil, once a day and to re-visit after 3 months (blood & urine were taken and hospital scans were requisitioned). The doctor is good and his reviews show him to be a very competent doctor with elderly patients, however, I would rather hear it from experienced caregivers because I know from glancing at other web sites that other people with AD take more than one medication. Please advise. Thank you!