1. maude

    maude Registered User

    Nov 18, 2006
    17
    Hi all
    has been a while since i have posted a note. Mum has now been on Aricept, increased from 5mg initially to 10mg, for nearly 3 months and I am happy to say that the improvement has been immense. We as a family feel so blessed that we were finally able to get mum to attend the clinic and be fortunate enough to get the medication prescribed. She is due to have a memory test again very soon in the comfort of her own home which is great. There are still times when you looks very much in a world of her own but we realise she is probably still trying to work out what is happening to her. It has been a great boost for dad and all of us to maintain a level of normality in our lives. Sometimes though I feel as though mum is hiding some of her memory problems because she is so afraid. She bluffs her way through conversations but overall I can say I have my mum back again, warts and all!!!! But I love it . I know there are no guarantees but whilst we have this extra time we are going to make the very best of it.
    Thank you all for you support and advice when everything seemed so hopeless. I wish you all the best and you are in my thoughts.
    Will keep you posted and stay in touch
    Love
    Maude
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Thanks for the update, Maude. I'm glad your mum's doing so well on Aricept.

    Let's hope she continues to respond for a long time.

    Keep us posted.

    Love,
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,105
    Toronto, Canada
    So glad for you

    Yes, make the best of the time you have now. This good time can easily last for months & months. I hope it does for you.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,560
    Kent
    It`s so good to hear of success with Alzheimer drugs. It`s obvious it either works or doesn`t, there don`t seem to be any half measures.

    I hope Aricept will help your mother for a long time to come, Maude, and you will enjoy some precious time together.
     
  5. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london

    So do I thanks for sharing your good new xx .

    My mother done really good for the last 5 years , Just progressing slowing now
     
  6. Sunlight

    Sunlight Registered User

    Feb 12, 2007
    55
    It's great to hear such positive news about your mother. I hope it gives you much more time to enjoy together.
     
  7. gill@anchorage5

    gill@anchorage5 Registered User

    Apr 29, 2007
    211
    Southampton
    Good News

    Hello Maude

    It's always good to hear some good news - hope things continue in the same vein.

    Take care

    love

    Gill x
     

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