Sometimes it can be difficult to remember everything you want to tell the doctor about your loved one's behavior and symptoms. One easy way to help you make the most of your time with the doctor is with the Appointment Checklist.
To use, download, print, and fill out the appropriate areas before the next appointment with the doctor.
Does the person I care about have moderate or severe Alzheimer's disease?
What changes can I expect to see in my loved one, now and in the future?
What should I be watching for? What types of things should I call you about?
How often does the person I care for need to be evaluated?
What treatment options are available?
Can you tell me about NAMENDA XR®?
Could it help my loved one to take NAMENDA XR with another Alzheimer's disease medication?
If my loved one is already taking NAMENDA® (memantine HCI) twice a day, can he or she switch to once-a-day NAMENDA XR?
Will Alzheimer's disease medications interfere with other medications?
What are possible side effects of Alzheimer's disease medications?
How will I know if the Alzheimer's disease medication is working?
There is no evidence that NAMENDA XR or an AChEI prevents or slows the underlying disease process in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
The Symptom Recognition Tool is a 2-step process that takes only a few minutes. First, you will be taken through a series of questions about your loved one's symptoms. After you've completed this step, a report will be generated that you can print and take to the doctor.
This interactive tool was created to help you:
Identify symptoms of Alzheimer's disease that you may be seeing in your loved one
Record and track symptoms by creating a report
Share the results with your loved one's doctor at their next appointment
Remember, only a doctor can provide a diagnosis. This is not meant to be a diagnostic tool.
Using the Symptom Recognition Tool?
For optimum results, the interactive Symptom Recognition Tool should be used on a desktop computer. Need a reminder?