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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/12/2009 7:39:26 AM

Reviewer: Donna B., 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Aricept has worked very well for my 87 yr. old mother. The BIGGEST problem is how much it cost. She has to choose between proper nutrition and her medication because she can't afford both!!!

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
4/28/2009 11:30:13 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Experienced "vivid dreams and night sweats". Mental "sharpness" seems to have improved slightly.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
4/27/2009 9:37:36 PM

Reviewer: Viv's Daughter, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My Mother had no short term memory for many years and at 86 had 2 surgeries within a week and woke up without any long term memory as well. She is on Aricept and we are having terrifically bad time with her wanting to go home (to her childhood home) and she says her parents are with her. Could this be from the Aricept, I did not find much to indicate that it was but no where else to turn. Thanks.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
3/30/2009 3:53:29 PM

Reviewer: tigereye, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
wow- what a nasty drug...my father started on the lowest dose and started seeing Elvis perform in his room..then he began singing spiritual hymns all thru the nite. We figured we would give it more time,but the behaivor got worse. He wanted to put up the christmas tree so satan santa would stay away - he wanted to waltz with his beagle, Henry and then dress him up in a wedding gown. We finally sto ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
3/22/2009 10:45:04 PM

Reviewer: doris, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Dad, 81, started 10 mg of Aricept at 6PM. He was throwing up and dizzy from 9PM to 9:30 AM the next morning. He fainted and cracked his head open at 10 AM. We spent the day in ER and the hospital. $15,000 later. ER said to stop the Aricept. We will never take that medication again.

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