Hi All Hope you all dont mind, but I'm hopping mad and feel the need to off load. As you will probably all know from my previous posts, mum moved into the NH on the 25 September. She has settled quite well on the whole. Certainly her physical condition has improved 100 fold. Her mood has lifted, she is getting on really well, the only down side is, I cannot still visit her. She goes wild when she sees me and wants to go home. So I just keep in touch by phone, and the rest of the family visits, and in the main she is fine with them. Anyway, the reason for my frustration. The GP assigned to the NH did a routine visit, and spent the massive amount of 5 minutes with mum, and decreed she doesnt think she has short term memory loss and could discontinue her Aricept. Pity she didnt ask mum what she had for breakfast!! let alone her home address. She wants to refer her to a memory clinic for assessment. I'm hopping mad. She didnt bother to ask the nurses for her notes before her '5 minute' diagnosis, which would have clearly told her she has had all the tests with a Consultant Psychiatrist who diagnosed her AZ and prescribed Aricept nearly 3 years ago, she had a reassessment with the Consultant and CPN the week before her move to the NH. At that time her Consultant decided there was still value in mum taking the Aricept. I have made my feelings known to the NH staff, who 100% agree with me, that it would be cruel to subject mum to waiting around in some hospital corridor, waiting for all these tests to be done again. She was sooooo distressed the last time, and what's the point. It's all sorted, I have contacted the Consultant, and he is going to write to the GP, but why or why do some so called professionals make snap decisions about somebody they have spent 5 MINUTES with, just to cause a load of upset. Thank goodness, 10 minutes after she had left, mum had forgotten she had even seen her!! What makes me think the driving force behind this decision is the cost of the Aricept. Sorry to let rip everybody, but it seems just as things are chugging along as well as can be expected, you get an almightly slap. Kind regards all Cate PS Feel better now!!