Mum has been on 10mg of Donepezil for a few weeks. When the visitor from the memory clinic last visited she asked me if I can see any sort of improvement or slowing down in mum's symptoms. Firstly I don't think there has been any improvement. Mum isn't sure if I am her daughter or her sister, she isn't always sure who my sister is or who her two grandchildren are and she thinks we are staying in a holiday home. Secondly have her symptoms slowed down? I'm sorry how can I judge that? I have no comparison to make, I can't possibly know if mum would be worse right now if she weren't taking the tablets. The memory clinic lady left it with me to decide if mum should continue to take Donepezil once her current prescription runs out. I don't know what to do. If mum isn't gaining any benefit from the medication I guess there is no reason to make her take the tablet, but if she stops taking them and deteriorates I will have made the wrong choice for mum and will feel terrible. I feel stuck between rock and a hard place with a decision to make which could have real repercussions for mum. Mum seems to have tolerated Donepezil pretty well so I'm leaning towards asking she stays on the tablets. I'm asking the impossible here, am I doing the right thing?