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My 89 year old Mum has just been diagnosed with mild dementia. She was given Donepezil tablets and within half an hour of taking her first one had a very bad bout of diarrhoea. I called her Doctor and she is now getting patches. I know there are a lot of side effects. My concern is that if the patches give her the same problems she will not be happy to continue with them. My question is does the dementia worsen faster without medication? I have a feeling that she will experience side effects and have been told that there is only one more tablet they can prescribe and if she has any difficuly with that, then there is nothing else that can be given. She is just having memory problems and other than that is fine. Apparently 1 in 5 people of her age have dementia.
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