Can Aricept make Dementia /Alzheimer's worse or advanced?
I'm not a medical doctor, but it seemed that Aricept helped slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease in my mother's case. However, she did continually get worse, so Aricept didn't totally stop Alzheimer's.
If you have concerns, I'd suggest that you contact the primary care physician to make sure that the dosage is correct and to see if there are other issues involved.
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Aricept definitely helps Alzheimer's. If you get worse by taking it, it is due to the side effect. My father-in-law could not take aricept because it made him lost his appetite.
So if your relative gets sicker taking it, it is due to the side effect.
Aricept, Namenda or Excelon only helps the ALzheimer's patients to improve their symptoms a little bit - not delaying that much but maybe 6 months so that the caregivers can also have easier time.
To say aricept makes it worse is not correct.