Hello Fellow Carers - This is the first time I have posted to ANY forum but was hoping that some of you may be able to help. My father has mixed dementia but until recently was not offered any medication due to having a very slow heart rate. He has now been offered the drug "Memantine" but as a family we have declined it for the time being until we can find out more information and establish if it will be safe for him. Is anyone else caring for someone who is on this medication? If so it would be great to find out what difference it is making to the lives of both the patient and the carer. Also any side effects would be great to hear about.