What medications besides Aricept and Namenda can help with memory loss?

Daughter140404 asked...

My mother is getting worse with memory loss. She has tried Aricept and Namenda medicine and says that they make her sick to her stomach. She does have stomach problems. Is there anything you can recommend that might help. She is in early stages of Alzheimer's. She won't be able to drive soon. Thank you very much.

Expert Answer

Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units.

There are no other medications that were proven to be effective in Alzheimer's disease. However, you could try medical food Axona made by Accera, Inc. and Concord grape juice. There is some evidence, but not definitive, that these food supplements may be helpful in early Alzheimer's disease.