Posted 8/3/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -6)
While my grandmother was in the hospital over the last weekand a half they did start her on 2 different meds for Alzheimer's. The meds they started are Aricept and Namenda. I was wondering why this combination since I read that Aricept is for mild cognitive impairment and the Namenda is for moderate to severe Alheimer's.
Has anyone here been on or knows someone on both of these meds? How do they help with Alzheimer's? Also how long does one have to take the medication to gain benefits from it?
Sorry about all of the questions she has had memory issues for the past couple of years then went downhill at the begining of last month refusing to eat sometimes which turned into all the time. My family was finally able to get her to the hospital due to her not eating (they called the rescue). Since she had a diagnosis of breast cancer back in 98 (she has been cancer free since) she has refused to go to any doctor exept her GP (who himself is 73). She gets extremely scared when it comes to medical tests. Her biggest fear in life was that she would get cancer and after she did she never was the same. I just cannot believe how fast this progressed.
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