I am getting support

Reaching out for support when you need it can help you and your loved one


Engage in activities that you and your loved one can share
Take care of yourself as well as your loved one

Sharing activities that stimulate memories can be good for your loved one


Get out the photo albums

and home videos to help stimulate memories and create a sense of safety and familiarity.

Experiment with musical activities

like singing and watching musicals to help stimulate memory and well-being.

Try crafts and hobbies

that can help tap into creativity. Put together a scrapbook with old photos and mementos.

Enjoy outdoor activities

like gardening and brief walks. These provide physical exercise, fresh air, and stimulation of sight, sound, smell, and touch.

Learn as much as you can about caregiving and Alzheimer's

There are many books that can help you learn more about Alzheimer's disease and caring for your loved one. Try visiting the health section of your local bookstore or library. You can also search online for other useful educational resources.

View the list of books that other caregivers have found helpful.

Get helpful discussion tips

There is no evidence that NAMENDA XR prevents or slows the underlying disease process in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Important Risk Information
Who should NOT take NAMENDA XR?

NAMENDA XR should not be taken by anyone who is allergic (hypersensitive) to memantine, the active substance in NAMENDA XR, or who has had a bad reaction to NAMENDA XR or any of its ingredients.

What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking NAMENDA XR?

Before starting NAMENDA XR, talk to the healthcare provider about all of the patient's past and present medical conditions, including:

If the patient is taking other medications (including those without a prescription), ask the healthcare provider if NAMENDA XR is right for the patient.

What are the possible side effects of NAMENDA XR?

The most common side effects associated with NAMENDA XR treatment are headache, diarrhea, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of side effects.


NAMENDA XR extended-release capsules are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. NAMENDA XR is available by prescription only.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.