Following an assessment by the Consultant Psychiatrist on Wednesday my mum who is 84 was diagnosed with moderate to severe dementia with Alzheimers. She has taken this really badly - threatening suicide, sobbing uncontrollably, refusing to get out of bed, refusing to eat or drink.....we've managed to calm her down on several occasions and cheer her up a little but she is now very depressed. The GP has suggested we keep an eye on her for the time being as this may be an acute and violent reaction which subsides and therefore no need for an aggressive intervention at this stage - however if it persists beyond a week there may be a need for anti-depressants. I just wondered if anyone else had experienced this and how they dealt with the situation? Thank you.