Mum was on Aricept tablets which she hated because of side effects so after going back to Memory Clinic was prescribed patches. She has been getting on with them well. (sometimes forgets whereabouts on her body she put the last one). Now she is reaching the end of the month's supply she was prescribed. Mum has told me she doesn't want to take anything anymore as she fed up with everything. I've tried to explained that they will help her memory . My question is: Will the Alzheimers progress more rapidly if she doesn't use drugs. I realise that her memory may well deteriorate faster but is Alzheimers more than just memory loss ie will she deteriorate in a physical way by not taking anything? I feel I'm between a rock and a hard place. Mum won't be happy either way. I just want what is easiest / best for her.