This is not a wind up. My mother lives in a care home. We found out, by accident, that the doctor prescribed Rispiridone for her without the involvement of her attorneys. We managed to have this stopped before she took the first dose. To cut a very long story short, (see the post ‘Does anyone know about Safeguarding?’) we were told that If she did not take the meds then she would be kicked out. Reluctantly she was put on the meds. So Exactly seven days later she was taken to hospital and we were informed that her kidneys were working at 5% and if she did not respond to anti biotic she would not be resuscitated. I visited the hospital a day later and seen this little old lady asleep in a bed with an intravenous drip in her arm and a colostomy bag attached to the foot of the bed.Fearing the worse I said “hi mum it’s me, xxxxxxx, I’ve come to visit”. Her eyes opened and she said “Hello love, I just need to go to the toilet before we have a chat”. I laughed and said I don’t think you need to worry about that. We then chatted and laughed for about two hours about things that she would only have known about because of the talking I had done in her previous vegetable state at her care home. She asked about my sister (her daughter)and my children, my sisters boyfriend (ok he was her x husband but I had given her loads of photos with names on the back to help her remember weeks before). I had tears in my eyes (but don’t tell anyone) when she said “ I’ve been staying at your sisters home. (my dad had told her that the care home that they had visited and subsequently left my mum at, was a hotel that my sister was going to stay in) She said when we get back home, we need to put all this behind us, and she needs to find two boxes of things to show me. She said that it was nice how the family had all stuck together and she would like to invite them all around for Christmas dinner this year. I asked the nurse what medication she was on as she had not spoken this well and for so long in probably a year. She replied nothing we have stopped all her meds and are just rehydrating. Without a word of a lie my mother had stopped functioning altogether on the Wednesday she could just about talk and when she tried to read aloud she was getting all the words wrong but by Friday she was better than she had been in a long long time. I can’t remember the last time I saw her smile and really laugh like the old days. Her kidneys have now returned to normal and she is ready to be discharged (but to where?) Has anyone else experienced such a remarkable turn around of symptoms?