Posted 10/26/2012 5:02 PM (GMT -7)
My 81 yr old father was recently Dx with Early Dementia, the dr placed him on 5 mg Aricept which he has been taking for about a week...Since taking this we have noticed he is much worse especially at night, he wakes my mother up, he is even Hallucinating .( and this all started only about 8 months ago...suddenly ...not over night.
Before The Aricept and the Dx he was mildly forgetfull and would have to be directed to things in the house, He knows everyones name and he has no problem remembering where he is going when he drives ( which he does not do often) We are stopping the Aricept , and going to start him on Namenda .
I am not sure the Hallucinations go along with the Dx , should we be looking at other Dx...?...all his blood work and Cat scan came back great.