Aricept is a prescription medicine to treat mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease. Aricept can help with mental function and with doing daily tasks. Aricept does not work the same in all people. Some people may:
- Seem much better
- Get better in small ways or stay the same
- Get worse over time but slower than expected
- Not change and then get worse as expected
Aricept does not cure Alzheimer's disease. All patients with Alzheimer's disease get worse over time, even if they take Aricept. Aricept has not been approved as a treatment for any medical condition in children.