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Red_34
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   Posted 3/9/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My grandmother has been on Namenda for about 4 months so far.  After the first week or two of being on the medication I could tell a big difference and especially with her emotional stability and somewhat with her memory.  It seems lately that her memory is getting even worse and she has these manic episodes where she calls me and thinks either I or someone else is stealing her money.  She will call me in tears and tell me that I never come to see her and why don't I love her anymore.  I gently tell her that I come and see her twice a week and we usually have a nice time going to lunch together.  This seems to calm her down.  Tonight she called me again saying that someone was taking her money and she doesn't even have any money to buy bread at this place.  Obviously she doesn't need money in an assisted living center.  I tried to comfort her by saying that all her money is in the bank (this usually helps) but tonight she couldn't be comforted.  Does this mean that the Namenda is not working as well anymore? 
 
I plan on discussing this with her doctor btw.  I'm going to call him tomorrow and tell him what has been happening.  But it's frustrating to see the grandmother I love become happy again only for it to be stolen from her.  I just want her to be happy and it really bothered me tonight to hear her so distraught.  sad
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Is she not on any other med with the Namenda? Namenda is usually given with Aricept,Exelon,or Razadyne,not alone.......
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
No she is only on the Namenda at the moment.
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Red in a fibro mess I was...rainy and damp weather
Anyways Snowy is spot on it is given more oft than not with another med

I know you would have talked to doc by now what was his/ her answers to you

I am praying and hoping this will work out for her
Sounds like she was doing so great
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   Posted 3/11/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
No I haven't called the doctor today. Today was my husbands birthday and we had a bunch of people over for cake and ice cream after my daughters basketball game. I plan on calling him tomorrow and leaving a message for him to call me back. Thanks Lyn and Snowy :)
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   Posted 3/12/2009 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
My Dad Has alzheimers and he as well did have a significant imrovement after starting Namenda, he also had all the symptoms you described, paranoid delusions and anxiety. But what this really represents is improvment, they are having the same concerns as the rest of us, financial, security and social, however they will never improve to "normal", and are coping with it the best they can. I look at it this way, he is atleast improved with his memories and recognize me and family again and has atleast some rational thoughts. I know it hurts to see our loved ones decline like this but I will take anything I can get and will definately continue with the Namanda as I am sure this is slowing his decline.

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   Posted 3/15/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I am happy for your dad and you
I lost both my parents within 2 yrs of one another to this DD

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   Posted 3/28/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried Namenda & it was disasterous so I threw it away.At the end of 2 monthss I was drooling like a baby........not to mention more confused ...I bvounced back......
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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you got rid of that med Snowy
And ya sure did BOUNCE back
Say hello to Larry wil ya
Hoping all is well with you both


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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,
As a newly registered user I like to say hi to everyone who uses this forum. I am a newbie to this forum. I am NYK from Canada. I am glad to join your wonderful forum. Thanks
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