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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
10/18/2008 11:14:08 PM

Reviewer: KellyS, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My Mom is 75 and has been using the lowest dose 4.5? for about 6 weeks. She puts on a new patch at 8 PM every night. She reports very vivid dreams when she first doses off, but no other side effects at all. I think her very short term memory has improved just enough that she doesn't get nearly as agitated and frustrated about the little things she encounters on a daily basis. I think it is ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
7/23/2008 1:18:23 PM

Reviewer: ella12fla@aol.com, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Mother is 90 and was using aricept 5 mg but started having vivid dreams after 8 months. I started her on the 4.6 mg patch in the morning each day and after almost 2 weeks, she was so lethargic all she wantedx to do was sit in her chair, she is normally very active. He Dr. stopped the patch and after 1 week, she is much improved with more energy.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
6/2/2008 8:57:09 PM

Reviewer: mickeycapp3, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on it for just over a month. My doctor started me with the low dosage. Now I am on the 9.5mg/24 hours. I have noticed some change for the better with my memory, but still have some confusion and panic attacks. Howvever, I am very optimistic that this medication can help me.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/29/2008 6:09:42 PM

Reviewer: Joseph R.T , 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I FIND MY[HUSBAND] SEEMS TO COME ALIVE ABOUT 3 0R 4 IN THE AFTERNOON AND SEEMS TO BE BETTER NATURED AND MORE ALERT AND MEMORY IS MUCH BETTER BUT NEVER WANTS TO GO TO BED BUT WANTS TO SLEEP ALL DAY.hIS PATCH CHANGE IS 8P.M.HE IS NEAR HIS 3RD MONTH.FIRST 4.5MG & 3RD.WK.OF 9.5MG.He felt dizzy a couple of days when he started the medication but doesn't have problems now.His appetite is very po ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/1/2008 1:36:01 PM

Reviewer: LYoung5525, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
No difference after 3 months.....

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