I recently noticed a comment on citalopram, my OH has just been prescribed this as an antidepressant but as I’ve never heard of it, I was given to understand that he was going to start on Sertraline. Having searched on the nhs website, I’m now concerned about the possible side effects and long term prognosis of using this drug. I know I am concerned by his constant verbal / confused aggression which has moved onto mild physical aggression but I don’t want him put at risk any more than he already is with dementia. We are nearly 5 years on this journey and he has carers 4 hours a week and one day at an Alzheimer’s day club but that still leaves many hours of care for me to fill. I think I may have become complacent through weariness and a health fright so am wondering about practicing ‘person centred care’. Now that most groups are open again, I’m wondering if I encourage him(and join him) at several activities a week, perhaps his mood will lift and mine as well. I just feel that I am becoming numbed by the tedious routine because it is just the two of us, he has no friends of his own and doesn’t seem to be able to be interested in my friends, mostly ignores them because the effort is beyond him. Can someone out there give me some advice about making his life more worthwhile or should I accept the citalopram as a inevitable step in lessoning his aggression which I feel is caused by frustration, he is /was a highly intelligent man and is so confused by his memory loss. I should really appreciate your comments, I just don’t want to make his life any worse if there is something I can do. Thank you.