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What Current Literature Is Available In Regards To The Abrupt Cessation Of The Exelon Patch And Namenda?

What current literature is available in regards to the abrupt cessation of the Exelon patch and Namenda? After repeated requests to increase to the 13.4mg Exelon patch were denied, I m being told that its really not helping and its really only for patients with mild-moderate S&S of alzheimers. Two years ago, we had an unfortunate experiance with an abrupt cessation of Aricept, which the patien became totally immobile, and never fully recovered back to baseline, after restarting 4 days later. She has been sensitive to delays in the Namenda dosing, and would become easily confused when it was given late. Now, care providers want to discontinue completely. Where can I read more information regarding this?
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
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Dear there are several literature about that
You can read online on dementia website then subcategories Alzhaimer
Treatment is based on memantine and aricept for slowing down the proces and symptomatic treatment (antipsychotic for psychosis, antidepressants for depression)
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What Current Literature Is Available In Regards To The Abrupt Cessation Of The Exelon Patch And Namenda?

Dear there are several literature about that You can read online on dementia website then subcategories Alzhaimer Treatment is based on memantine and aricept for slowing down the proces and symptomatic treatment (antipsychotic for psychosis, antidepressants for depression) Hope my answer will help you