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Has anyone's loved one with dementia been prescribed Lexapro, and did it help their anxiety and depression? Mom, 92, with mixed dementia (Alz. & vascular) was started on Lexapro a month ago and shows signs of improvement with anxiety, but not with depression. I am grateful for the reduction in hostility, agitation, and verbal outbursts so far, and if we can attribute those improvements alone to the Lexapro, it's more than worth it; however, just wondering about others' experiences with this for their LO and if it took awhile to be effective for depression. Mom's doctor said it might take as long as 3 months for the Lexapro to take full effect.


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My mom, who had vascular dementia, was on both Lexapro and Remeron, another antidepressant. I don't recall which came first. I know it took a couple of different meds
(first prozac, I think) to get the right "cocktail".
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