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How effective is the new medication for alzeimer disease aricept (donepezil)?
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: It varies
It could be early as three weeks from the beginning of the medication to make the medication effectively.
Remember, it simply slows down the progression, not cure. I would stop the medication when the person is becoming more chair bounded or bed bounded or no longer accepting to feed. Remember Aricept (donepezil) deal with three main components - behavioral, functional and cognitive.

In brief: It varies
It could be early as three weeks from the beginning of the medication to make the medication effectively.
Remember, it simply slows down the progression, not cure. I would stop the medication when the person is becoming more chair bounded or bed bounded or no longer accepting to feed. Remember Aricept (donepezil) deal with three main components - behavioral, functional and cognitive.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Depends
The key to make this drugs successfully is to have socialization and to keep busy for activities.
Also make sure the other medications does not cause worsening of confusion. Have a geriatrican or geriatric pharmacist to review them.

In brief: Depends
The key to make this drugs successfully is to have socialization and to keep busy for activities.
Also make sure the other medications does not cause worsening of confusion. Have a geriatrican or geriatric pharmacist to review them.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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