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    Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
    6/3/2016 5:51:02 PM

    Reviewer: parker1137, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

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    Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
    3/6/2016 8:53:05 AM

    Reviewer: Casey, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My mom has been on Nemanda XR for close to one year. I do NOT recommend this drug. She started on 7 mg then the doctor increased it to 14 mg, then 21 mg and finally 28 mg. My mom's memory was getting WORSE while on the drug and it was due to the drug NOT dementia. She started to hallucinate she became paranoid, she was weak, would sleep all day, shortness of breath, and terrible confusion. I j ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
    8/23/2015 10:41:22 AM

    Reviewer: irishnana, 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:
    Beginning with the 7mg tab, within a few days my mother had regressed to the point of not eating, nights and days were reversed. Very tearful, confused, seeing things and people who were not there. Constantly crying to go back home. Mom and dad have lived in this house for over 20 years. I immediately took my mother off the medication and she is doing much better. She even laughed again.

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
    8/10/2015 10:53:30 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Within 4 days of starting this drug my husbands mind became so confused, was unable to make simple decisions, disoriented and he immediately stopped taking it. He was diagnosed several years ago with AZ and taking Aricept. Within 10 days of not taking it he was back to himself. I would not recommend this for anyone.

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
    7/10/2015 6:53:21 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My mom has only been taking the meds for 6 weeks and twice had really bed nightmares as well as constantly taking about the same things over and over. I don't think this medicine is right for her. This morning she thought people were in her room and when I told her she was dreaming she did not believe me. I will contact her doctor today. This is so sad. I wonder what else is going on that sh ... Show Full Comment

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