My mum has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's-Dementia about a month ago. Since then she has been taking Donepezil. In the evenings particularly I have found that she has suddenly got more and more confused. She has developed incontinence (from about a couple of months ago) and been having difficulty understanding how to put the pants on and even knowing how to use the toilet. A month ago she wouldn't have any problems like this. It was mainly forgetting words and remembering dates. I know there can be uncommon side effects to the drug but I don't know if her symptoms are down to these side effects or stress-related (as a result of being diagnosed). I can't imagine that her mental capacity would decline so much in the space of a month. The memory clinic has asked me to let them know if there are any side effects but I am concerned if they take her off the tablets as a result she won't have a chance of alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer's. I feel that I am having to diagnose this myself and hope that I get it right. It's worrying enough as it is. Please would you let me know what you would do in this situation. Thanks.