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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/10/2011 12:15:13 PM

Reviewer: pagal, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i put this on my 85 yr old father--it works great for his paranoia & memory--having alot of red welts & bad itching tho!

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
6/2/2010 2:46:50 PM

Reviewer: hubby2, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 64 year old wife wore the patches for 2.5 weeks then developed terribly itchy red spots at the sites where it was placed according to instructions. She could not then tolerate the constant itching so bad she could not sleep well! It did seem to help her memory, but the itching was too much to put up with for her.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/31/2010 2:35:08 PM

Reviewer: gajap211, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was sick as a dog. It was so much like morning sickness. Even the smell of food made me run. Even a pix in a magazine would make me sick. I will NEVER take this medication again/

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/19/2010 8:42:32 PM

Reviewer: ohdannyboy99, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My mother is on this drug after a stay in the hospital and nursing home. I thought it had no effect until we missed 2 doses and she seemed more agitated. Again this is anecdotal but I now make sure she takes it religiously. A few years ago she was on Namenda - that was troublesome because it was sometimes hard to get her to swallow a pill. The patch is effortless.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
4/20/2010 9:43:50 PM

Reviewer: pat, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 91 year old father started with the 4.6mg/24hr patch for 3 months, then increased to 9.5mg/24hr patch for the past 3 months. From the start, it seemed to improve his demeaner - not so argumentive - and much more social. My problem is the welts the patch leaves on his back. I now put cornstarch on the site area and then use lotion after they 'dry up'. It continually itches and his back l ... Show Full Comment

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