My MIL had been on Aricept for a few years now. We started seeing a new neurologist this past spring who increased her dosage. After a series of test and some bad news he added Namenda. Our Geratic Doctor (Who is our GP) recommended we take her off both medications. He feels they are not helping her - the side effects not worth the benefits. Since the Neurologist is the prescriber I called him. He warned me that we would definitely see a decline and once done you will never get it back. BUT it was up to me. The Geratic Doctor pretty much gave me the pros & cons and said the same thing - it is up to the family. I was also given a tapering schedule. I am very careful about making sure both doctors have all the information (I request at every visit I get a copy and copies are sent out to appropriate doctors - I'm at bit OCD about following up too - INFORMATION IS POWER! )
Does anyone have experience taking one off this medication? Both? Either or?