After my husband was sectioned (and that was a traumatic event for both of us) and while in hospital he was prescribed donepezil. This made him sick so eventually he was taken off it. He was also given a morphine patch to reduce the headaches, which he has now been taken off, that gave horrendous withdrawal symptoms. Two weeks ago he was put on a daily rivastigmine patch which so far doesn't seem to have improved his memory or attitude but it is early days. My biggest problem is that he only sleeps about 5 hours a night and wakes up wanting intercourse. We haven't had intercourse for about 10 years as I have an enlarged bladder which makes intercourse very painful. I am also hoping for a new hip operation next week (doctors strike permitting) and am in quite considerable pain so as you can imagine my patience wears very thin during the day, which doesn't help matters. Has anyone else had experience of this with rivastigmine, if so, how did you cope with it? We are in our mid to late 70's.