Hello everyone My father has late stage dementia, with challenging behaviour. He can be calm for much of the day, but has periods of agitation and aggression which staff find hard to manage. As such, he was admitted to an in-patient mental health ward (as the community team couldn't help), where we hoped that the team would be able to adapt his medication & use behavioural approaches in order to stabilise him. I had a call from a Dr yesterday informing me that they would like to change his medication again, as he is still presenting similar behaviours as to when he was admitted to hospital. My concern is that he has now been in hospital for ELEVEN MONTHS which seems such a long time! I am happy that they understand his triggers, and I don't think too much more can be done with respect to working with those. Is this unusual? Has anyone else had a similar experience? Other than speak to the Consultant, any suggestions for what I might do next? I would like him to regain some quality of life and have some access to the outside world. Thank you.