I am feeling overwhelmed with the meds my husband is on and they don't seem to help. We cut his sine met back to four times daily. The added mirapex to help, started him on the full dose three times daily and it just knocked him for a loop. I finally got them and they started with a low dose and we are working up to the full dose. He is on the generic for aricept for memory now for almost 3 years. What concerns me is that I've been reading (which is probably a mistake) that aricept is for dementia associated with Alzheimer's, he is on th highest mg,but he has never been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I read that you should not take this unless you have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's. We were told that he had PK with dementia.
I don't want him to take anything that could harm him and I tell you, when the doctor said three years ago,"we are going to preserve what you have", I want to scream. If anything it's worse. When I mention this to the neurologist, he says don't worry because we are also dealing with age! I know that, but he cannot grasp things like directions, conversations, he just has a hard time and feels confused. This med is doing nothing and I read that you can stop it cold, but I don't know what to do. I feel that doctors are a waste of time!!