Patient Comments: Alzheimer's Disease - Treatments

What stage of Alzheimer's disease are you or your loved one currently experiencing, and have any treatments been effective?

Comment from: Joycie, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 10

My husband was told he had Alzheimer's and the doctor told us to start preparing for the future. They did an APOE 3/4 blood test. He was still working and had to take a lower pay because he could not do math on contracts. He was in the 1st stage. After being on Aricept and then Namenda 4 years he seemed to get some better. He still drives some but I do most of the driving. He gets very angry at nothing and tells me that I have Alzheimer's and he takes the meds. This all started 1992.

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