Now I realise that over the last 4 years we have got off lightly with regards my mums AD, however the last 48 hours have been a nightmare. Started off in the early hours of Thursday morning when my mum woke up in the middle of the night. Confused and agitated my mum completely lost it, with me being the focus of her anger,she lashed out pinching, and also giving me the odd kick and punch.. This happened three time during the night, the last time at around 7am, my mum was so hysterical that I had to lock the door in one half of the house, while I called her brother and sister in law who came out. This seemed to calm her down, when they left in the early afternoon, my mum went for a nap, however waking up my mums behaviour was the same which again was so bad I called out her brother and sister in law, my mum was still agitated when they came so we called the out of hours gp by phone, who suggested valium 5mg, lucky for us I still had valium left over from 2003,the last time my mum was on them. This seemed to calm my mum down, she slept for an 1 1/2 hours until 01:30, woke up and went completely mad again, she would not take another valium, again she lashed out at me,( my arms and wrist and chest getting the worse of it, never realised my mum was so strong) got so bad I considered calling out the police, but instead my mums sister in law came out at 5am this morning, she managed to give my mum a valium which again calmed her down until 9am,we went to give her another valium(as per doctors instructions) which she initially refused but finally took. My mums other brother also came down, I went to visit our gp which was a positive visit. It is possible that my mums new medication Trazodone has caused this sudden change in behaviour. My mum is now on 10mg valium, two or three times a day, and hopefully this will get her through the night. Also prescribed Dalmane which is a sleeping tablet though we will skip that one tonight according to doctor hoping valium works. When I got back from doctor, my aunt said my mum had been calm all morning and her usual self, thankfully at the moment this is the same case, she even had a bath and has a good bite to eat. Also gp has given the number for an out patients clinic who specialise in AD as opposed to my mums Psychiatrist who looking at it now has been a complete waste of time and money over the last couple of years. Have to say am dreading tonight although valium do seem to be working fine at the moment.Hopefully we will have a peaceful night.