89-year-old woman living independently with 2 hrs of agency help and family intervention. Doctor wants her to try Namenda.
She had bad side effects from Aricept &she is a very anxious woman by nature. I objected stating that the twice a day dosing would be difficult we set up her am meds & call her every day & that works) & then he started trying to get me to buy some fancy automatic pill dispenser. I wonder if it isn't broke & the Namenda won't improve anything is it worth changing her routine? Also, the SE of agitation, depression & anxiety concern me. I don't like to go against a Dr's recommendations but was not impressed with his presentation or his lack of good answers to my questions (he's a Neurologist not her primary MD).