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

4 answers | Last updated: Oct 10, 2016
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.

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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.

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Rmgillis23 answered...

The Exelon patch is available and approved for alzheimers, dememtia. My parent has a tempermental, delicate stomach. The neurologist put her on this rather than a pill to not bother her stomach. The patch is a once a day/24 hour patch. It works very well.

Daughter140404 answered...

Thank you very much, I just got the Exelon patch and I will try it tomorrow for my Mom.