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.