This is a very talked about topic. Maybe not on this site but in the Dementia units with other family members. They said my Mom was prescribed Aricept by her GP and caused problems. I then called her Neurologist and her dementia is in the later stages and said that it would not do much good. I really think that it depends on the individual and what stage they are in. Maybe if she was first dx. with it, then yes, but certainly not now.
I really to think that alot of these drugs can cause more harm than good. Of course that is just my opinion. My Mom is very sensitive to meds. They wanted to double her dose of Benzo's and I said, absolutely not. You really have to be on top of things. Last year when she was in the hospital they wanted to put her on seroqueol and I told them not to give it to her. But they did anyway. She has been declared imcompenant and I am her health care surrogate. It's no picnic. I have become very proadvocate since my fathers passing 5 years ago. I get all records even if they have given me the results. You would be surprised. For instance, my Mom was given a chest x-ray and the Doctor came in and told me that it was fine. Well, when she left the hospital, I went to get her records. Come to find out on her chest x-ray it showed Congestive heart failure. I was so mad that I went and set up an appointment with her doctor for a consult. I had the paperwork with me and asked them why was I told this was a normal chest x-ray? She asked me who told me that, I said your associate. Needless to say she was speechless.
I wish you all the best and hope that things get better for you.