Seven months ago our doctor reduced aricept from 23mg to 10mg as she felt he was having reaction to the medicine. His memory took a dive and continues to take a dive. Just into the 2nd week of the change he started to feel better.
For the last 4 weeks the same complaints so I am giving him an Ensure and Tylenol. Usually we lie down for a while. Has anyone experienced this? Is it part of the dementia? If he is completely off aricept, I fear he will be little more than a vegetable. He does take namenda, he is still active but has had several heart attacks and gets tired if he tries to do too much. I am so very proud he does as much as he has this eleven years. He can still ride on his John Deere lawn mower for a little while as long as he is going straight. (smiley face).