Hi, I wanted to update you on my dad's condition and get your advice on a couple of things. My dad, who is now 90, has been off Sinemet since September. He was diagnosed with atypical Parkinson's in 2005, but his doctor now suspects that he may also have Lewy Body Disease with dementia. Since we took him off of the Sinemet due to frequent drops in his blood pressure, he has been doing well, considering his diagnosis. His doctor wanted to give him Mirapex as a replacement for Sinemet, but per your advice and my research, I decided to monitor him instead and his doctor agreed. I also started giving him coconut oil in September, which he takes 3X a day. Since coming off the Sinemet and taking the coconut oil, he is more lucid and alert, and he rarely gets disoriented. His walking has not gotten any worse, his pressure has stabilized and he is able to keep his head up more when sitting. (We use a gait belt to assist him, as he cannot walk on his own.) Currently, he is taking one baby aspirin daily, Vit D and Centrum Silver multi-vitamins, and a 1/2 dose of Clonazepam at night which has really helped him with his night-time hallucinations. As you may recall, his main problem is uncontrollable drooling and excess salivation. To combat this problem, we give him Tussin (guanefesin) and his lung specialist recommended that we give him Atrovent via a nebulizer on an as needed basis to open his airways which gets clogged from thick mucus. This treatment has been effective and the side effects have been minor. His doctor also prescribed benztropine, which I gave him on a trial basis for two days and he tolerated it well, but we don't give it to him regularly because he has infected teeth and the dentist said if his mouth dries out too much that would make his infection worse. His other main problem now is his vision. He suffers from dry eyes, so we give him Systane every two hours. (He has a lens implant in both eyes due to cataracts.) I have two questions for you: His eye doctor prescribed Tobradex when needed, but his directions for use has been inconsistent. Initially, he told me to give it to him at bedtime for 10 days when his eyes get really inflamed, but I saw another eye specialist who told me to give it to him twice a day for only 3 to 4 days when his eyes are really flamed, what do you suggest? My other question is, my dad has been on Aricept (10mg) since 2010, I don't really think it has helped him much. Since he is doing so good cognitively, I was thinking about taking him off the Aricept. I did discuss it with his doctor months ago, but I never did it because we were focused on all his other problems. Now that he is stabilized, I want to take him off of it and see how he does, what do you think? And, can we just take him off of it or do we need to wean him off of it, if so, how should we wean him off if? He takes only one Aricept a day. As usual, I appreciate any assistance you can give him, as you and your team have been really helpful in the past.