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(also known as Donepezil)

Donepezil is used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate, or severe Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil will not cure Alzheimer's disease, and it will not stop the disease from getting worse. However, it can improve thinking ability in some patients .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescripti... continue

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Alzheimer's Disease
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Overall, 81% (447 Members) find Aricept helpful

Aricept Reviews

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The Aricept has given me back concentration clarity of thought spelling to an extent and vocabulary. I have been on it since official diagnosis 4 months ago.
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It seemed to help dad a lot. He was sleeping less talking more fluently. However he may have had another stroke... well... he did... we just didnt get it verified but we can see enough evidence of it. So at the moment we are waiting for the dust to clear from that.
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Gone form 5 to 10 mg. Been on it a year. I think other things are going on.
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noticeable difference
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she started taking this along with Namenda last year.
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Slight improvement. Dad's physical health is good, so you can get him to take a shower and brush his teeth, but you have to tell him every time. He has three phases of each day. From waking to 4:00PM is reasonably good, 4:00PM to bed time he is bored, and night time, he is Dr. Jekel.
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I think it's working
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My husband never took more than 5 mg but is still taking it
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no difference
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working great so far
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  1. Discussion: ARICEPT
    Never heard of it, but looked it up and found this: "Aricept (also known as Donepezil) Donepezil is used to treat the symptoms of mild to mode... [More]
  2. Discussion: ARICEPT
    OMG, been on Aricept for 5 days the first two days I dealt with an uneasy stomach . I thought no big deal I can handle it, but then came the 5th night... [More]
  3. Discussion: Aricept
    My mother is in a nursing home and suffers from dementia. She takes it and it has really made a big difference in her. She can now be a pleasure to ta... [More]
  4. Discussion: Aricept
    I take it now as meds after my stoke. I think it doe help with my mental staying power. I do notice a difference if I forget to take it. let me know w... [More]
  5. Discussion: Aricept
    I started taking Aricept today after suffering a stroke back in 2010, at the age of 31. Since the stroke I have had diminished cognitive abilities.... [More]