Has anybody any experience of their loved one being moved from Lorazepam to Diazepam? My dad has had an awful week as the care home and GP have said that he needs to be moved off the Lorazepam as its not good for older people but that he has to move onto Diazepam first and then have the D reduced slowly over the next 6 months. Its causing such upset as dad couldn't be woken up on Tuesday following his first evening's dosage and in the next 3 days he fell three times. When I visited yesterday he was wheeled towards me in a wheelchair(he normally walks)and he was crying and confused. When I left he had fallen into a deep sleep that neither my mum or myself could wake him from. Its all very distressing. The care home assure me that on Monday they will call the GP in again to reassess his dosage but I'm so worried about him. He went into the care home In Sept and he was on Memantine which he had been on for a year but the Lorazepam was prescribed by his dementia consultant to help my mum who was at that time coping with dad at home. We have an appointment with the consultant on 11th Feb. I'm thinking of writing to him now so that he is made fully aware of what is happening as I don't even know if he knows dad is in a home now. Unfortunately our last appointment was just before all hell broke loose and dad went into the care home. Hopefully he will get the letter by Tues and he may ring me. Communication seems lost between him, the care home and the GP while my dad suffers. I drove the 1.5 hrs home in tears yesterday Can anybody offer me advice?