Aricept with namenda

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1434731 tn?1382725984 She was just finally diagnosed with dementia due to her Parkinson's. We have started her on aricept 10mg a couple weeks ago. The doc said this may help with the symptoms of her dementia. I have noticed that If she doesn't sleep well she is confused and more forgetful. She sees black shapes and actual hallucinations. These are mostly because she has been taking her Parkinson's medications for so long. Does anyone have experince with aricept? What are your opinions of it?
Avatar n tn my mum was diagnosed with alzaheimer in October 2008, she was prescriped dogmatile fort 200, aricept, trittico and lustral, I wonder if this combination goes well as she is more depessed since she took the medication.
962814 tn?1495984179 My wife was recently prescribed both Aricept and Namenda. Does that mean she has Alzheimer's or do they prescribe those medicines for other kinds of dementia too? She's not demented at all, however, and her memory continues to be good. She is eighty years old and now and then she forgets a doctor's appointment, but since she has six doctors that might be expected. I haven't had a one-on-one with her neurologist, though. She has to sign a HIPAA waiver first.
Avatar n tn I do not recall what the dosages were on Namenda or Aricept. They worked fine with no side-effects. I was definitely sharper than before the medications. Before my stroke, I had a mind like a "steel trap," and was at the top of my game as far as professionally. (Personnel Specialist) ... but now I have lost that. I am still very, very thankful to be alive at all. Many hemorrhagic stroke victims do not survive.
Avatar f tn Is it better to continue with his Aricept to go along with the Namenda. Other medications are Lipitor, Metformin.. and I'll double check on add'l. ones.
Avatar m tn My husband, aged 78, was diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's five months ago and he now takes 5 mg Aricept in the mornings and 10 mg Namenda mornings and evenings. He has also been taking 50 mg Imipramine each evening for about 12 years; he takes this not for depression but because he is a mild Type II diabetic and his feet feel as if they are burning when he does not take it. My question is: might the Imipramine be negatively affecting his memory?
Avatar n tn Should Aricept 10mg and Exelon patch be used together? Is this safe? Also taking Namenda XR.
Avatar n tn Not sure if the correct method of posing this question but it has turned my life around since I had my Arota Valve repalced three years ago with a "Bovine" Valve. The crux of my question regards my "memory" which has gotten considerably worse. My Family Dr. indicated that he believes I'm suffering from a "Pump Head" experience and I'm currently on Atenolol and Simvastatin by my Heart Dr. and my Family Dr.
Avatar n tn It is an FDA-regulated therapy and is the only Alzheimer's treatment which can be used in conjunction with a patient's current medication (e.g., Aricept, Namenda, etc.). For more information I'd advise you to visit Hope this information was useful. Anything that will delay the progress of this terrible disease is a step in the right direction.
Avatar n tn The seizure meds make me very tired, and makes the thinking, and memory problems I have worse. If I dont take them the aricept, and namenda seemed to work better. Is it nessasary to take all of these drugs, even though it seems the seizure meds void the memory meds? Are people w/ tbi, more sensitive to the effects of medicine? Is there anything I can do to make the side effects less severe? Thanks for ant infomation.
Avatar f tn Dementia depending on how far it has advanced has some potential options such as Namenda, Aricept and Exelon but only a clinician would understand this in full. Rehabilitation is essential for a person to regain functioning. A home health aide might be needed as well. There are specific agencies that deal with Parkinsons that might be able to provide you with more information.
Avatar n tn She is on a number of meds-zoloft, wellbutrin, coumadin, zyprexa, aricept and namenda. Could this be after affects of the stroke or is there a possiblity of a seizure disorder?
Avatar n tn Surgery and post Surgery unremarkable except my memory is continuing to decline to the point my Dr. has placed me on Aricept and Namenda. My Dr. also mentioned that I'm probably going through a "Pump Head" experience as a result of being on a "bypass" machine during Surgery. My question relates to the "Meds" prescribed as they are primary Alzhemiers (sp) meds. My memory is getting worse and withdrawing more and more from activities!
Avatar f tn my mother in law has black patches at the 3 and 9 position. She is 94, has Alzheimer's, is taking aricept and namenda. can you indicate what causes the black areas?
Avatar m tn How can we stem this once and for all? Besides her antibiotic (bactrim), she takes aricept, namenda, remaron, asacol, cynthroid, and prednisone.
862235 tn?1336063895 There are specific medications to treat dementia such as Aricept and Namenda. However only a doctor would understand the clinical specifics of this. It would be worth seeing a gerontologist about these concerns. A home attendant can often be helpful for an elderly person with dementia who is living at home so it would be worthwhile to find out about that and see how they could help.
Avatar f tn Are these mood swings and memory issues somehow related or located in the same area of the brain? Would taking Namenda and Aricept together help? Is there any type of anti-depression/anti-anxiety medication that has been found to work better in patients with MS? I have been on Zoloft, Effexor, and Cymbalta, at the highest recommended doses and none of them seem to help after about 10 weeks. Thank you for your time.
1225331 tn?1333369369 There are several studies that show negative results with people with MS. The symptoms for ones with MS are worsening symptoms. The neuros know which medications that I'm on, so they should be able to tell if one of them would cause increases in symptoms or new issues.
969466 tn?1247745139 Some of the medicines are – Aricept , Exelon and Razadyne , Namenda and Cognex . Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, planning and medical/social management can help ease the burden on both patients and family members. Exercise, good nutrition, activities, and social interaction are important. A calm, structured environment also may help the person with Alzheimer's disease to continue functioning as long as possible.
1030383 tn?1338464385 As for treating tardive, standard options include Bachofen, Aricept, Requip and Mirapex. More experimental options include Namenda, Tetrabenzene and Zofran. Vimpat has been helpful in me and will be written up in a case study but that's a clinical first literally. One natural remedy that if supervised by a neurologist can be markedly helpful is rhodiola. Botox shots for focal dystonia are helpful if it is limited to one area.
Avatar f tn Are these mood swings and memory issues somehow related or located in the same area of the brain? Would taking Namenda and Aricept together help? Is there any type of anti-depression/anti-anxiety medication that has been found to work better in patients with MS? I have been on Zoloft, Effexor, and Cymbalta, at the highest recommended doses and none of them seem to help after about 10 weeks. Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn If its clinically similar to Parkinson's, I did not find Bachlophen, Mirapex, Aricept and Requip to be of help but many people do. I was ruled out for Tetrabenzene and Namenda but those have shown to be of help. Atenolol was helpful for me and can be for some but I was changed to Clonidine and they interact but that is helpful on controlling akathesia for me. Zofran was helpful in experimental usage.
Avatar n tn I also wonder about side effects from his medicines causing any problems. He is currently taking Caridopa-Levodopa 25-100 mg (2 per day); Aricept 5 mg, Namenda 2 – 5 mg (2 per day) and Propanoll 20 mg (2 per day) and we have no idea if any of this is doing him any good. Any comments or insight to this situation will be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Two medications that treat dementia are Aricept and Namenda. However as only a doctor can provide a specific diagnosis have her see an outside gerontologist to see how they can help. Also she might be better off being transferred to another hospital as how they are approaching her health concerns may not be appropriate. Before she is released find out what supports and services she might need and how the hospital can assist and/or obtain a referral to a social worker who can.
Avatar n tn She has been in the health center now for 2 weeks - on 100 mg of zoloft, aricept, namenda, seraquil and can't walk, is more confused and very irritable to others. Not her normal personality. Her neurologist has just taken her off zoloft, aricept and namenda and increased her seraquil to 25 mg 3 times a day (was 25 mg once a day at night). I am hoping I am doing the right thing for her.
Avatar n tn Treatments depend on the diagnostic evaluation described above, but if dementia of the alzheimer type is found then medication like aricept and namenda are thought to slow th progression of the disease, but do not reverse it. Given the level of dysfunction that you describe, with falls, personality changes etc, it would be wise to have a home safety evaluation, and she may need to be re-located to live with family, etc. to prevent her from harming herself.
439628 tn?1265205890 Show my nero yesterday,told me taking NAMENDA or ARICEPT and NEURONTIN can help the NYSTAGMUS vision symptoms daily use ... So 3-4 more pills every day ,just to have a better vision..... ok.
Avatar n tn stutters some at first. after 7 years aricept and namenda pills he finially having a hard time remembering to write and driving. See if he can draw a clock and put the numbers than give him a time putting the long and short hand. My husband left out 12 and made the hand the same or put the point into the center and on time was asked to put it to 9:15 he got 9:05. Write down when he started and what he did how long.