Hello, I am the primary carer for my mum who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's over six years ago. Since being diagnosed she has refused to accept that she has any problems with her memory. Recently, her paranoia has forced my other two siblings to relinquish their caring responsibilities as they can no longer deal with mum, so the sole responsibility is now mine.... She was initially prescribed Donepezil but switched to Memantine. During lockdown she collected her prescription from the chemist, saw that she had been prescribed Memantine and asked the chemist what the tablets were for. Once she was told, she refused to take them and told the chemist that it was her sons that were forcing her to take the medication and there was nothing wrong with her memory. As a consequence of these constant refusals, over a period of time, mum was removed from the memory clinic register. I recently contacted the memory clinic and mums GP after finding out that no assessment has been carried out on mum for almost two years. After a GP referral, the memory clinic told me that it was protocol to remove patients if they refused to take medication. I explained the situation and managed to get a home assessment booked, with a view to getting mum back onto the memory clinic register and taking Donepezil again. I find it hard to accept that the memory clinic protocol is to remove an Alzheimer's patient from their register for refusing to take medication. It's not like mums condition has been cured!!