Hi Mum was originally on a drug (think it was exelon), this got changed to (forgive my spelling), I think it's gelatamine. Now she seems to have declined faster tha expected and they think she was possibly responding better to the first drug. It seems that they won't put her back on the original drug as it'll no longer have any effect. Again, I've forgotten the name of the wee test that the nurse gives her...but I know you'll all know the one, but it seems she couldn't get the date/day of the week. I wonder about the validity of this test, Mum has taken an extreme dislike to the nurse as she feels that she's there to try to catch her out and treat her like a child. This dislike, I think is a good thing as to me, it seems like she's aware of why the nurse is there and it irritates her. However if she wasn't bothered by her maybe it would mean that her awareness wasn't as good as it was before. Sorry...veered off a bit there. Anyway I wonder if she isn't a little belligerant when she takes the test because of her attitude to the nurse. She may not know the date, but she always knows what day of the week it is. Dad has been asked to go and see the psychiatrist on his own today (we're not sure why Mum hasn't to go with him), I imagine we'll find out more from him. Is it normal for people not to go back onto a drug they've had before? Also, does anyone else feel that this test doesn't give an entirely true reflection of the progression of the disease? Surely on any given day, mood, general health etc can all affect the outcome of this test? Thanks in advance!