Does anyone know of any other drug that could be tried as an alternative to Lorazepam? Not antipsychotics, or Alzheimer's drugs - she's already on these. Dad is concerned because everything we read about Lorazepam tells us that it's only intended for short term use, ie 2-4 weeks. Mam has been on it for months (over a year? not sure) but it's needed because without it she's completely unco-operative to any personal care. But ... is there any alternative that is better for long term use? I'd be interested to hear what other people may be taking for this purpose.