Please describe the medication: aricept (donepezil)?

For dementia. Aricept or donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It increases the amount of acetylcholine that your brains sees. This can improve concentration in those who do not have enough. It can help slow functional decline in those wih early alzheimer's, lewy body and vascular dementias. Later in the illness, this medicine can decrease anxiety, agitation and aggression.
Dementia. Indicated for dementia of alzheimer's type. Prior to prescribing Aricept multiple tests should be performed to establish type of dementia. Aricept can be prescribed alone or in combination with other medications, f.E. Namenda (memantine). Aricept helps to postpone the development of advanced dementia.