Newbie with treatment/prescription questions
My dad was just diagnosed with LBD. The neurologist has started him on the Namenda regimen. I had a couple of questions.
Is it standard practice to prescribe Namenda alone instead of in combination with a cholinesterase inhibitor like Aricept? I ask because I read somewhere that cholinesterase inhibitors were the "gold standard" for treating LBD.
Also, a study came out in April that seriously questioned Namenda's effectiveness with Alzheimers patients (http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/content ... dle-stages
). Although I know LBD is a different disease that Alzheimers, they seem to be very similar and the treatment regimens seem to be similar (from what I've read so far on the internet). Accordingly, is there any concern that Namenda is also ineffective for LBD? Am I mixing apples and oranges?